Posted by mair on October 28, 2001, at 11:44:42
In reply to Re: New informed consent procedure, posted by akc on October 27, 2001, at 22:23:50
> Bob - I think I weigh in here a bit with Shar. On the one hand, I'm very relieved actually that you're doing something like this. I've frankly been concerned in the past that you did too little to protect yourself. Also this might cut down on some of the types of remarks that were made in that sometimes tedious discussion that ensued after you published that article.
On the flip side - my this is intimidating, even to the initiated! Physicians, schools, camps, travel groups and just about everyone else out there ask people to give "informed consent" all the time, but I've never been quizzed on my understanding of what I've consented to. The quiz may not be a bad idea, but it does go on. As with akc, I'm not sure I'd go through all this if I weren't already pretty attached to this site. What if you did this: What if you broke your consent down important point by important point with questions starting out like "Do you understand that your post may be quoted in a research paper?" to give an example. And then people would answer something like "I understand and agree to this term" as to each of your questions. I'm not sure I'm explaining this very well but the idea would be to remove some of the intimidation of the quiz format and yet get people to focus on and address each important concept.