Researcher Adams wants to conduct a work sampling study and decides to research how much time is spent at the water coolers and what employees say there. He believes the best way to do this is to install a hidden camera and microphone. Adams wants to be sure proper research ethics are followed. He determines that because employees voluntarily came to work here and abide by company policies and decisions, this takes care of informed consent. He does not intend to let others know of the results except the Board of Directors so confidentiality is there.
1.) What is your assessment of Adams and his approach?
2.) Would you approach the work sampling differently?