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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.

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If at any time you want to return to the start of the course, click on ‘Course content’. From here you can navigate to any part of the course. Alternatively, use the session links at the top of every page of the course.

It’s also good practice, if you access a link from within a course page (including links to the quizzes), to open it in a new window or tab. That way you can easily return to where you’ve come from without having to use the back button in your browser. You can do this by holding down the ‘CTRL’ key (or CMD on a Mac) and left clicking the mouse button; or right click and ‘open in new tab’.

This course has been designed to offer different ways for you to participate and engage with the ideas and information. These include written texts, audio and audio-visual stimuli. In this badged course you will need to post in some discussion forums in order to gain the badge in order to maximise your learning from this course.

You will also be regularly prompted to ‘Think about’ certain questions and ideas. We would encourage you to note down your ideas in a way that is convenient for you, as you may find it helpful to refer to these when completing subsequent activities.

On completion of the course you can access all your responses to activities in one place on the Review your answers [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] page

Full details of the different types of activities you will participate in can be found in the Activities and tools page of the ‘Help with using this course’ document.

The Open University would really appreciate a few minutes of your time to tell us about yourself and your expectations for the course before you begin, in our optional start-of-course survey. Participation will be completely confidential and we will not pass on your details to others.