Is it Ethical to Exclude People Who Can’t Speak English from Participating in a Study?

Powerpoint Presentation:

Is it Ethcial to Exclude People Who Can't Speak English from Participating in a Study?


On May 19, 2016, Peter Schwartz, MD, PhD gave a presentation on the ethics surrounding exclusion of people with limited english proficiency from participating in a research study. The slides from the powerpoint presentation plus the audio of Dr. Schwartz's presentation are available above.

Additional Resources:

Jones, C. W., & Resnik, D. B. (2006). Research subjects with limited English proficiency: ethical and legal issues. Accountability in research, 13(2), 157-177.

Harriette, G. C., Toren, A., Kiss, A., & Fowler, R. A. (2007). Eligibility criteria of randomized controlled trials published in high-impact general medical journals. JAMA, 297(11), 1233-1240.

Sha, M., McAvinchey, G., Quiroz, R., & Moncada, J. (2017). Successful Techniques to Recruit Hispanic and Latino Research Participants. Survey Practice, 10(3).

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