Research Ethics - Swansea University


Course Title: Research Ethics

Course Description:

This is a basic introduction to some fundamental ethical principles in the conduct of research. It will also provide an example of a typical application for ethical approval form (one used here in Swansea

University) and advice regarding the completion of such a form.

No prior knowledge of research ethics is presumed.

By the end of the session you should be able to:

Understand the meaning and importance of basic principles of ethical research

Understand the importance of the ‘means/ends’ distinction in the context of research

Understand the meaning, importance of, and limits to respecting the autonomy of research participants

Understand relevant ethical principles in research on people who may not be able to consent.

Target Audience: This course is aimed at students at any stage of research

Pre-requisites: n/a

Session preparation: n/a

Format of Delivery: Face to Face

Please remember to arrive on time for a course – places are limited and offered on a first come first serve basis.

Don’t forget to keep a record of your attendance as this will count towards the Postgraduate

Research Skills Award