GriefNet protects its users from unwanted contact by persons
wishing to find respondents for research of any sort. No
one may approach GriefNet users, found by any means, to solicit
any sort of information from or about them. This includes
literary researchers, including news reporters and magazine
writers, as well as social science researchers.
However, we do believe in the importance of social science
research, especially in this developing area of death, dying,
grief, and loss. We ask our users whether they would be willing
to be approached for research purposes by qualified researchers,
and keep a list of those who are willing.
To qualify, our researches must pass our human subjects
criteria. We use the same criteria as the Federal government.
Researchers working in universities which receive Federal
funding will have easy access to these guidelines. Others
can find them by contacting university library reference
desks. Click here for a sample of
the form I used for my own dissertation.
If you believe your research will qualify, send me an abstract
of your proposal or a short description of your article,
and explain how the human subjects safeguards will be ensured.
We will give you all the help we can to make your work acceptable.
Cendra Lynn, Ph.D.
Founder & Director
E-mail Cendra |
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