SECTION 2: Focus
Questions. Use the Brandt article to answer questions 1-20:
1.
What
is the name of the study?
2.
What
was the purpose of the study?
3.
Where
did the study occur?
4.
In
what year did the study begin?
5.
In
what year did the study end?
6.
How
many subjects were in the study?
7.
Who
were the subjects of the study? Identify sex, race, class
8.
What
was the name of the government agency that initiated and designed the study?
9.
What
was the race of the primary researchers/scientists who conducted and oversaw the
study?
10.
Why
did the study end?
11.
In
the opinion of 20th century physicians, what was the major health
difference between Black males as slaves and Black males as freed citizens in
the U.S.?
12.
What
non-effective medicines were given to the subjects?
13.
What
was presented to the subjects as a “special treatment”? Is it a medical treatment?
14.
What
was a “final” enticement offered to the subjects to encourage their continued
participation?
15.
Who
was the female recruited to help with the study? What was her race?
16.
What
did the scientists believe had to happen to the subjects for the scientists to gain
relevant information?
17.
What
is the official treatment of syphilis?
18.
Did
the scientists/researchers allow subjects to seek and obtain treatments outside
of those offered in the study?
19.
Is
volunteering the same as giving informed consent? Do not write your opinion. The
answer is in the article.
20.
Why
did the organizers of the study believe deceit was a necessary aspect of the
study?
Use
the knowledge you have gained from the course to answer questions 21-24 (or use
lecture notes or textbook to help you)
21.
Using
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?
22.
Reflect
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)
23.
Reflect
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)
24.
Reflect
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.