UCL logo

UCL Discovery

UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Are you sitting comfortably? Perspectives of the researchers and the researched on "being comfortable".

Morris, N; Balmer, B; (2006) Are you sitting comfortably? Perspectives of the researchers and the researched on "being comfortable". Account Res , 13 (2) pp. 111-133. 10.1080/08989620600654019.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

In a study of volunteers in medical research, we found contrasting readings of "being comfortable" by the volunteer research subjects and the researchers. Although the experimental process (testing a new kind of diagnostic technology) involved some physical discomfort--and the researchers focused on this--the volunteers' concerns centred on feeling socially comfortable and managing feelings of embarrassment or isolation, and they generally made light of the physical aspects. The bias of volunteer concerns, which is understandable in terms of the different situations of researchers and volunteers and the different tensions they create, has potential implications for the engagement of researchers with their research subjects and prevailing standards for the ethical and accountable conduct of research.

Type: Article
Title: Are you sitting comfortably? Perspectives of the researchers and the researched on "being comfortable".
Location: United States
DOI: 10.1080/08989620600654019
Keywords: Biomedical and Behavioral Research, Empirical Approach, Breast Neoplasms, Diagnostic Imaging, Ethics, Research, Female, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Nontherapeutic Human Experimentation, Pain, Patient Satisfaction, Research Personnel, Research Subjects, Researcher-Subject Relations, Shyness, United Kingdom
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/81763
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item