Exercise 1: Evaluating research plans in terms of ethical considerations

In this exercise, you are presented with three vignettes which describe plans for qualitative research studies developed by you or another researcher. You are invited to think about these plans in ethical terms and to identify ways in which the research could proceed in as ethical a way as possible.


Exercise 2: Evaluating applications for ethical review

To get a sense of the work undertaken by members of Research Ethics Committees and to practise applying ethical principles to real-life projects, consider two applications for ethical review.