HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS

RESEARCH MERIT AND INTEGRITY

PART B:
Achievement Test

The following questions are designed to enable you to show that you have understood the essential ethical features of the value of research merit and integrity that is used in the National Statement.

Feedback is provided on your answers.  Where this indicates that you have not selected the optimal answer, you will be directed to review this Part and answer the question a second time.

B1. In considering whether research has merit, which of the following is the best course of action for members of ethical review bodies?

Select which of the following you regard as the best answer.

     

always demand formal scientific peer review

This is not the best answer.

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when unsure of research merit, seek independent expert advice

This is the best answer.

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rely on the researcher's reputation.

This is not the best answer.

B2. When reviewing a human research proposal, which is usually the most relevant information about researcher integrity?


Select which of the following you regard as the best answer.

     

the researcher's track record

This is not the best answer.

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the proposed funding and resourcing arrangements

This is the best answer.

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the status of the researcher in the institution

This is not the best answer.

B3. When reviewing a human research proposal, which is usually the most relevant information about its research merit?

Select which of the following you regard as the best answer.

     

the participant recruitment process

This is not the best answer.

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the explanation of how the design of the research will achieve the intended results

This is the best answer.

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the plan for disseminating the results

This is not the best answer.