Psychology- Ethical issues

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  • Ethical issues
    • Informed consent
      • Informed consent involves making participants aware of the aims of the research, the procedures and their rights
      • Participants should be issued with a consent letter or form detailing all relevant information.
      • If participants are under 16, it is their right to have parental consent
    • Deception
      • Deception means deliberately misleading or withholding information from participants at any stage .
      • At the end of a study, participants should be given a full debrief. Within this, participants should be made aware of the true aims and what their data will be used for.
      • They should be offered counselling after if the participant has been subject to stress or embarrassment
        • Protection from harm
          • Participants should not be placed at any more risks than they would be in their daily lives. They should be in . the same psychological state as they were at the start
    • Protection from harm
      • Participants should not be placed at any more risks than they would be in their daily lives. They should be in . the same psychological state as they were at the start
    • Confidentiality
      • Participants have the right to control information about themselves.
      • Remain anonymity, don't use participants name and tell participants their data will be kept private
    • BPS code of conduct
      • British psychological society has a set of ethical guidelines that researchers have to follow.

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