Ethical Scenario 1 – Recruitment

Read what the Board has said about the following ethical scenario!  Please feel to comment on the scenario and share your thoughts!  Email Natalie at with any questions!

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Not many people are responding to the request for participants many of whom do not have much money. One member of the research team suggests giving away an i-phone in a draw. Could this be an inducement that may “coerce” individuals to participate?