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The Ideology of the Federal Policy and Institutional Review Boards and its Effects on Research
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The Federal Policy for the protection of human subjects in research is built on a positivist ideology which effects Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and the research it reviews. An ideological criticism of the regulations through a positivist and postmodernist perspective reveals its initial purpose for biomedical research and its negative effects on research not discussed during its development. Such effects are a shift in focus on regulation over ethics in IRBs, extended oversight of regulations, revisions in research design and objectives, and self-regulation through the punishment of noncompliance.
Vargas, Leah E.. (2013). The Ideology of the Federal Policy and Institutional Review Boards and its Effects on Research. University of the Pacific, Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/208
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