Research Ethics - Swansea University

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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:
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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
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