The Issues with Milgram’s Obedience Study

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Abstract
This paper shall look at the issues related to Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Study and how it and other questionable scientific studies paved the way for the Belmont Report and the guidelines created for future research under the protection of the Institutional Review Board.
The Issues with Milgram’s Obedience Study
Since the beginning of mankind, individuals have been interested in enhancing their level of knowledge about human behavior. However, prior to the middle of the twentieth century, there were no uniform guidelines that set boundaries for the types of experiments and studies that could be ethically conducted on human subjects. The lack of standards allowed questionable research studies to be conducted, among them the...
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.....ed by known facts or other available studies" (“IRB Guidelines, No date, p. 1). Lastly, the IRB looks for justice in any experiment, which has to do with fair selection outcomes for study participants.
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