Ethical Practice in Research and Scholarship

LNDN11133 Business Research Project Student Ethics Approval Form

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Student Name _____________________________

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Supervisor Name_____________________________

 

I confirm I have read the UWS and my School Guidelines for Ethical Practice in Research and Scholarship.            Yes/No

 

Does your work involve any of the following. (please tick all that apply)

Human Participants

Personal Data

Animals

Risk to the Investigator

 

Primary purpose of the study

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Where will the proposed research take place?

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How will the costs of the study be met?

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Purpose, justification, design and methodology

Please give a full summary of the purpose, justification, design and methodology of the planned study: (word limit 1000 words)

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How has the scientific quality of the proposed research project been assessed?

Independent external review

Review within a company

Review within a multi-centre research group

Review within the principal investigator’s institution

Review within the research team

Review by supervisor/director of studies

Other

Sample Size

 

Please explain/justify your intended sample size:

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Analysis and Presentation

Please explain how you will analyse, present/disseminate the data you intend to collect:

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Interviews/Questionnaires

Does the proposed research involve the use of individual/group interviews or questionnaires?

Yes

 

 

If yes please submit a copy of the proposed interview questions with this application

Impact on Participants

Please provide details of how you will recruit participants to your study:

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Will participants be from any of the following groups? (Please tick all that apply)

Children under 16

Adults with learning disabilities

Adults with a terminal illness

Adults in emergency situations

Adults with mental illness (particularly if detained under the mental health act)

Adults with dementia

Adults in Scotland who are unable to consent for themselves

Those who could be considered to have a particularly dependent relationship with the investigator

Other

None of the above

Are there any special pressures which would make it difficult for potential participants to refuse to take part in your study? (e.g., relationship to the investigator?)

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Will study participants be paid to take part?

Yes

 

No

What is the expected duration of participation in the study for each participant?

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Will informed consent be obtained from study participants?

Yes

 

No

Is the study likely to cause any discomfort or distress, either physical or psychological (see UWS Guidelines for Ethical Practice in Research and Scholarship)?

 

 

Does the proposed research involve any physically invasive procedures?

Yes

 

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Other ethical considerations

Does the proposed research involve deception regarding aims, objectives or the identity of the investigator?

Yes

 

No

Will research participants be debriefed after their participation?

 

 

Are there any other Ethical Considerations you wish to bring to the attention of the committee?

Yes

 

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Personal Data

What measures will you put in place to ensure the confidentiality of personal data gathered during your study?

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Who will have access to the data collected during the study and how will you keep it confidential?

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Have you attached the following relevant documents for your ethical review application?

Consent Form
Participant Information Sheet
Survey/Interview Questions