Research Ethics

Ethical Considerations for Data Collection Using Surveys

informed consent, scientific rigor, survey
ONF 2017, 44(2), 157-159. DOI: 10.1188/17.ONF.157-159

Surveys are widely used instruments to collect research data. Although surveys may appear relatively benign and easily unlinked to participants, considerations for the ethical conduct of research with surveys are important. Maintaining scientific rigor is essential. This article explores ethical tenets in relation to informed consent and scientific consent when using surveys.

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