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Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
There has been little empirical research into misconduct and misbehavior among community research workers who recruit and collect data in vulnerable and marginalized health populations and are also members of those same communities. We conducted qualitative interviews with community research workers and traditional research assistants to understand the context and consequences of misbehaviors that pose a threat to research ethics and data integrity. In our sample, more community research workers acknowledged engaging in research wrongdoing than did traditional research assistants. These behaviors were most prevalent among community research workers who were not well-integrated into the research team. We suggest best practices for investigators to promote an environment that supports research integrity in research projects that employ community research workers.
Published as Gala True, Leslie B. Alexander and Kenneth A. Richman, "Misbehaviors of Front-Line Research Personnel and the Integrity of Community-Based Research," Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics: An International Journal, 6, no. 2 (June 2011): 3-12. © 2011 by the Regents of the University of California. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by [the Regents of the University of California/on behalf of the Sponsoring Society] for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® on [JSTOR (http://www.jstor.org/r/ucal)] or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center, http://www.copyright.com.
True, Gala, Leslie B. Alexander, and Kenneth A. Richman. "Misbehaviors of Front-Line Research Personnel and the Integrity of Community-Based Research." Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 6 (2011): 3-12.