What are the ethical guidelines in qualitative research?
Some important ethical concerns that should be taken into account while carrying out qualitative research are: anonymity, confidentiality and informed consent (22). According to Richards and Schwartz’ findings (22), the term ‘confidentiality’ conveys different meanings for health care practitioners and researchers.
What are the major ethical issues in conducting research?
Many or even most ethical codes cover the following areas:Honesty and Integrity. Objectivity. Carefulness. Openness. Respect for Intellectual Property. Confidentiality. Responsible Publication. Legality.
Is deception necessary in research?
In general, deception is not acceptable in human studies. Occasionally, it is necessary to mislead the participants who are subjects of a study in order to obtain unbiased information. The Institute Review Board (IRB) must review very carefully the proposals that use deception or misrepresentation.