Hotline Accountability: A Response to Baizerman: Rejoinder to Genther

Michael L. Baizerman

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Replies to a response by R. W. Genthner (Professional Psychology, 1976, Vol. 7, 240-242) (see record 1977-01735-001) to the author's critique of Genther's article on hotline accountability (Professional Psychology, 1976, Vol. 7, 236-239) (see record 1977-01726-001). The author believes that he and Genthner believe in similar things, have similar values, and hold similar ethical positions on service and research. Differences between the two may exist on the issue of how central research ethics are to the design. "Identification" with either the hotline staff or the callers may not be the crucial issue; rather the crucial issue seems to be what we as researchers will and will not do in our research role, regardless of whom we identify with. Other points covered by Genthner deal with the author's "personal bias"; his motivation for doing the study; and data presentation, interpretation, and the location of these in a text. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242
Number of pages1
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1976


  • data presentation
  • hotline accountability
  • research ethics
  • research role


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