Research Methods: Considering Ethics in your research


Eira Patterson


University of Winchester

Abstract / Introduction

This guide is designed to help you to:

  • Understand the significance of ethical concerns in the research process
  • Identify the nature of the ethical issues that may be of significance in the design and implementation of your research
  • Develop your research design in a way that takes into account of ethical considerations, so that your research is as ethical as possible
  • Understand the complexity of the process of gaining informed consent and enable you to achieve this
  • Reflect on the complexity of research ethics
Strength of Evidence

This guide is based on a range of articles and books.

Date of publication
1 May 2017
Date of revision
1 May 2021
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