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Psychological research, obedience and ethics
Psychological research, obedience and ethics

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Glossary

Debriefing
A post-research interview designed to inform the participant of the true nature of the study. It may also be used to gain useful feedback about the procedures in the study.
Ethics
Principles that determine right and wrong conduct. In psychological research, ethics refers to the codes and principles that researchers should adhere to.
Informed consent
The principle in psychological research whereby participants must be given comprehensive information concerning the nature and purpose of the research and their role in it, in order that they can make an informed decision about whether to participate.