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Research Ethics

Research Ethics

Research ethics are the moral principles that govern how researchers carry out their work.

It’s really important that you think deeply about the implications of your research and that it is guided by ethical principles.

This ethics guide produced by The Wellcome Trust has been designed especially for EPQ students and is well worth a read. It sets out some questions you must ask to ensure that you respect individuals, act in people’s best interests and is fair.

If you’d like to find out more about research ethics, you may find the following book useful:

  • Poth, C.N (2021) Research ethics (Little quick fix). London; Los Angeles: SAGE