chapter  5
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Ethical issues in research

ByPETER STEANE

One of the important considerations a research student must attend to is the ethics of their research. This is a necessity at both a professional level and at an administrative level. Either at masters or doctoral studies, there are expected standards about the appropriate structure and method and reporting of research. There are also expectations at most universities for researchers to justify and pay attention to ethical considerations, because the university is the formal entity from which you engage in the research. In essence, you are the public face of the university in the way you research and in how people perceive the research.