Building ethics into the research design
This section highlights the ethics questions involved in research design, in relation to different methodological approaches, and different stages in the process. It aims to be a useful guide to ethics in research design at all stages of a study, but especially at the first stages of designing a new study. You will strengthen your research (and may increase your chances of being funded) by embedding your consideration of these questions in the development of your research design – think about ethics as you go through the design process, not as an afterthought or add-on to your proposal.
Work through the sections below as a prompt for the ethics considerations you might need to address.