Module Details for the Academic Year 2018/2019

TS00130 Research Ethics

All students who intend to recruit human participants for their study are obliged to ensure that they have either full ethical approval or exemption from full ethical review. No two studies are quite the same therefore, in order to be ethically compliant, students should be clear about the ethical approval and exemption process. A project may require a full ethical review because it is dealing with a vulnerable group or a sensitive topic or it may only require an exemption from full ethical review. A good sense of what your study is about and a clear understanding of recruiting participants and managing data are key when submitting an application for ethical approval or exemption.

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In this seminar we will discuss:

- How to recruit participants effectively
- Best Practice approaches to vulnerable groups
- Data collection, protection, management and storage
- Submitting an application form for full review
- The supporting documents: Information sheet; Consent forms; questionnaires; insurance, letters of endorsement; other permissions
- Tips for submitting a good application
- The one-to-one Consultation Service
- What happens after you receive ethical approval or exemption?

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Seminar (or Webinar)




Description % of Final Grade Timing
Attendance: Full Attendance required




This module is not passable by compensation

Resit Opportunities

In-semester assessment


If you fail this module you may repeat, resit or substitute where permissible

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