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Ethical Issues


  • The participants details need to be kept within the study and not passed onto anyone.
  • Their identity shouldn't be known to anyone outside of the study.

Right to withdraw

  • All participants have the right to withdraw from any study at any part of the study, this includes before it has started, during it and after the study.


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Informed Consent

  • The experimenter must gain full informed consent form the participant to take part in the study.
  • Includes telling the participant the full aim of the study, their role in it and how their data is going to be applied.


  • Linked to informed consent
  • Not telling the participant the whole nature of the study or not telling them a part of it.

Protection from psychological and physical harm

  • Participants must leave the study in the same state of mind as when they arrived,
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