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Becoming an ethical researcher
Becoming an ethical researcher

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Who is this course for?

This badged course is open to all and can be studied on its own as a standalone course. It has wide relevance to any researchers conducting studies with human participants: social scientists, designers, engineers, environmentalists, technologists and computer scientists. It has however been particularly designed to sit alongside and feed into postgraduate (level 7) accredited modules in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education, Languages and Sport.

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Regardless of whether you study this course on its own or as part of a masters course, you will be eligible for an Open University badge if you complete all of the activities and quizzes.