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Research study requires audio taping of subjects. Because the study requires deception. You will not be able to get informed consent or advise them about the recordings prior to participation. According to provisions of ethics code, recording without permission in this situation is:
A) ethical as long as recording is justified by the perspective value of the study
B) ethical only if consent for using the recording is obtained during the debriefing
C) ethical only if you have determined if other non-deceptive means are unavailable
D) unethical since recording without prior permission is always unacceptable
B) ethical only if consent for using the recording is obtained during the debriefing - Correct Answer.
Researcher should get informed consent unless: (1) research consists of naturalistic observations and the recording is not anticipated to be used in a way that would cause personal identification or harm; and (2) consent for use of recording is obtained during debriefing. (Std. 8.03) Option C "ensuring that alternative procedures are not feasible" is a condition for deception (Std. 8.07), and not for making a decision on whether to get an informed consent or not. So, the answer is B