The author argues in this article that it is not always plausible or necessary to seek consent from research subjects. There are some instances where it can skew the data or if the actions are done in public such as at a park or football game. "Rights are social. If a research subject is abusingthe rights of another person, it is not necessarily the case that the researcher is bound to respect or protect that subject's position. The rights of research participants are not unlimited and they do not pre-empt other ethical issues" (3).
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