Ethical issues in classroom research include being honest and fair with the participants in researh projects and meeting proffesional standards for how the study will be carried out. At the outset of the study informed consent must be taken.
Informed consent, as the name suggests, refers to informing the participants and obtaining formal written consent which should be granted at the initiation of the study and codified in signed consent forms. The provision of informed consent also includes the knowledge that participation is voluntary and that participants can withdraw from the study at any time.
1.Obtaining informed consent may prompt participants to change their behaviour and thus invalidate results.
11. The process of informed consent may not be fully understood by the participants, in which case, the documents about the study should be translated to participants’ first language or explained very clearly.