Resources on ethics and good practice in research

The TSRF recognises the need to collate resources that can help third sector researchers think about ethical questions and good ethics. This page links to resources on the topic that may be of interest to third sector researchers.

Guides

Blogs

Blog 

Some People Struggle: Now more than ever

In this blog, Prof. Karen McArdle (University of Aberdeen), member of Scotland’s Third Sector Research Forum, shows the need to look at ethics at every stage of a research project.

Videos

  • In this short video, Noreen Grant, a PhD student with the University of Highlands and Islands talks to potential research participants about what her research is about and why they are being asked to consider participating. This is an example of a different way of communicating about informed consent as opposed to the usual written information.

Participant Information sheet and Interviewee consent form written by Noreen Grant to use with her video above. For more information about how and why Noreen made the video see her blog.

  • The videos below introduce the Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning Ethics Committee and their model of ethical approval.

Informed consent resources

  • Research interview participant information

    This is an example of a research interview participant information sheet that has been written by Noreen Grant when she was undertaking her PhD at the University of Highlands and

  • Research interviewee consent form

    This is an example of consent form to obtain consent to participate in a research interview. This was written by Noreen Grant when she was undertaking her PhD at the

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