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Confidentiality
An ethical guideline for studies that involve people as participants, which ensures information gained must not be shared with others without permission.
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Generalisability
Research or theories are said to be generalisable if they can be applied to the wider society. Can the findings of research be said to be true in the real world?
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Reliabilty
A study is said to be reliable if it can be repeated on similar or the same people and get the same results again. (consistency)
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Subjectivity
This is data which is open to interpretation. 2 people may interpret the same information in 2 different ways leading to 2 different behaviours.
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Objectivity
If the measure is an absolute and there is no room for misinterpretation then it is said to be objective. For example heart rate is not open to interpretation it is a 'true' measure.
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Research or theories are said to be generalisable if they can be applied to the wider society. Can the findings of research be said to be true in the real world?

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A study is said to be reliable if it can be repeated on similar or the same people and get the same results again. (consistency)

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This is data which is open to interpretation. 2 people may interpret the same information in 2 different ways leading to 2 different behaviours.

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If the measure is an absolute and there is no room for misinterpretation then it is said to be objective. For example heart rate is not open to interpretation it is a 'true' measure.

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