This article details the justification and plans of a research team for studying and helping evacuees of Hurricane Katrina from New Orleans to recover by encouraging experimental participants to disclose information about their related experiences in guided interview sessions. Team members' consideration and practice of ethical principles as researchers dealing with the potentially traumatized victims of a disaster are portrayed. Finally, related recommendations for researchers and policy makers are offered.
Dennis, M. R., Kunkel, A. D., Woods, G., & Schrodt, P. (2006). Making sense of New Orleans flood trauma recovery: Ethics, research design, and policy considerations for future disasters. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 6, 191-213. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-2415.2006.00107.x
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