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Ethical issues
These arise when a conflict exists between the rights of participants in research studies and the goals of research to produce authentic, valid and worthwhile data
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BPS code of ethics
A quasi-legal document produced by the British Psychology Society (BPS) that instructs psychologists in the UK about what behaviour is and is not acceptable when dealing with participants. It is built around four major principles: respect, competence
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Informed consent
Advising participants of what is involved. May reveal research aims
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Deception
Telling the truth
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Protection from harm
Minimising psychological and physical risk
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Privacy and confidentiality
Protecting personal data
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A quasi-legal document produced by the British Psychology Society (BPS) that instructs psychologists in the UK about what behaviour is and is not acceptable when dealing with participants. It is built around four major principles: respect, competence

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BPS code of ethics

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Advising participants of what is involved. May reveal research aims

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Telling the truth

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Minimising psychological and physical risk

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