Exploitative,irresistible and coercive offers.: Why research participants should be paid well or not at all.
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This paper starts with the assumption that it ismorally problematic when people in need are offered money in exchange forresearch participation if the amount offered is unfair. Such offers are called“coercive”, and the degree of coerciveness is said to be determined by theoffer’s potential to cause exploitation and its irresistibility. Depending onwhat view we take on the possibility to compensate for the sacrifices made byresearch participants, a wish to avoid “coercive offers” leads to policyrecommendations concerning payment for participation. For sacrifices consideredcompensable we ought to offer either no payment or payment at a level deemedfair, while for sacrifices deemed incompensable we always ought to offer nopayment.
exploitation, irresistibility, coercive offer, research participation, compensation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-144033OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-144033DiVA: diva2:710193
QS 20142014-04-042014-04-042014-04-07Bibliographically approved