Informed consent in educational research
Your organization has decided to engage in systematic research with the goal of constant improvement. You have been promoted to research coordinator. You have been asked to develop policies regarding soliciting participants in research studies. Research the concepts of human subjects in education research and, in particular, the concept of â??informed consent.â? Now, address the following:
1) What is the general purpose of informed consent?
2) Give an example of an educational research project within your organization that may require use of an informed consent form. Explain why you feel this project would require informed consent.
3) Explain why some education studies may be exempt from informed consent requirements.
4) If participants in your organization are children, explain what additional rules may apply.
Note: You may use an organization youâ??ve worked for or create a hypothetical organization