SECTION 2: Focus
Questions. Use the Brandt article to answer questions 1-20:
is the name of the study?
was the purpose of the study?
did the study occur?
what year did the study begin?
what year did the study end?
many subjects were in the study?
were the subjects of the study? Identify sex, race, class
was the name of the government agency that initiated and designed the study?
was the race of the primary researchers/scientists who conducted and oversaw the
did the study end?
the opinion of 20th century physicians, what was the major health
difference between Black males as slaves and Black males as freed citizens in
non-effective medicines were given to the subjects?
was presented to the subjects as a “special treatment”? Is it a medical treatment?
was a “final” enticement offered to the subjects to encourage their continued
was the female recruited to help with the study? What was her race?
did the scientists believe had to happen to the subjects for the scientists to gain
is the official treatment of syphilis?
the scientists/researchers allow subjects to seek and obtain treatments outside
of those offered in the study?
volunteering the same as giving informed consent? Do not write your opinion. The
answer is in the article.
did the organizers of the study believe deceit was a necessary aspect of the
the knowledge you have gained from the course to answer questions 21-24 (or use
lecture notes or textbook to help you)
21st century cultural beliefs/values of the 21st – Was
the Tuskegee Study ethical or unethical? Would it be acceptable to replicate
this study in the 21st century?
on the events described in the article, what did the government
researchers/scientists learn about syphilis in relation to race and syphilis? Your
response will help you apply the functional theory when writing STEP 3 of FWA.
Read Chapter 8 to help you answer this question! (a tip is listed in Bb under
the FWA link)
on the events described in the article, what was the valued resource that was
sought after? Who controlled it? Who was powerless to obtain it? Your response
will help you apply the conflict theory when writing STEP 3 of FWA. Read Ch 8
to help you answer this question! (a tip is listed in Bb under the FWA link)
on the events described in the article, identify a symbol and describe two
different meanings that can be attributed to this symbol. Remember, anything in
the study can be a symbol – the question is can you identify its meanings to
different segments of the population. Review the definition of the symbolic
interaction theory (Ch 1). Read Chapter 8 to help you answer this question.
SECTION 2: Focus Questions. Use the Brandt article to answer questions 1-20: 1.
SECTION 2: Focus