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Ethics in Surveys

in The Total Survey Error Approach

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780226891279
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226891293 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226891293.003.0014
Ethics in Surveys

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Ethical rules for survey research are relatively new developments. They are based mainly on a few simple principles: the importance of obtaining informed consent from participants, the need to ensure confidentiality of responses, and taking account of the power relationships in surveys. The most basic ethics rule for human subject's research is that the participants must give informed consent to participate in the research. This rule encompasses several aspects: that the participation is voluntary and that they should be informed of possible risks.

Keywords: survey research; confidentiality; participation; informed consent

Chapter.  5154 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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