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Using the CABLES Model to Assess and Minimize Risk in Research: Control Group Hazards
Ethics & Behavior (2002)
  • Gerald P Koocher
Abstract
CABLES is both an acronym and metaphor for conceptualizing research participation
risk by considering 6 distinct domains in which risks of harm to research
participants may exist: cognitive, affective, biological, legal, economic, and
social/cultural. These domains are described and illustrated, along with suggestions
for minimizing or eliminating the potential hazards to human participants in biomedical
and behavioral science research. Adoption of a thoughtful ethical analysis
addressing all 6 CABLES strands in designing research provides a strong protective
step toward safeguarding and promoting the well-being of study participants.
Keywords
  • research ethics,
  • risk,
  • control group,
  • CABLES
Publication Date
2002
Citation Information
Gerald P Koocher. "Using the CABLES Model to Assess and Minimize Risk in Research: Control Group Hazards" Ethics & Behavior Vol. 12 Iss. 1 (2002) p. 75 - 86
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gerald_koocher/9/