Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Reverby Reviews Ethical Imperialism

Writing in the April American Historical Review, Susan Reverby very kindly reviews Ethical Imperialism:
Schrag is not alone in his critiques of the IRB process, but this is the first historical account of the problems IRBs pose to the social sciences. Officials in the federal government are currently considering revisions to the decades‐old Common Rule; Schrag's work has already begun to have an impact on their thinking, as evidenced by footnotes to his scholarship in their most recent report. This book ought to be required reading for those concerned about the political forces that make our work possible, and sometimes not possible at all.
[Susan M. Reverby, Review of Zachary M. Schrag, Ethical Imperialism: Institutional Review Boards and the Social Sciences, 1965–2009, American Historical Review 117, No. 2 (April 2012), pp. 484-485, DOI: 10.1086/ahr.117.2.484a, http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/ahr.117.2.484a.]

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