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Becoming an ethical researcher
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3 Voice and respect

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Figure 5 Are writing and speaking the only ways to have a voice?

In this section, you will consider ways to conduct research fairly with all participants, including vulnerable groups, and how to show respect and give a voice to participants.

In a study about teachers, you might expect to consult teachers. In a study about children, is it so easy to collect data from participants? What about disabled children or children excluded from school or children who do not share a language with the researcher? These issues would also be the same with adults who are vulnerable in some way, including those with other languages to the researcher.