Informed consent
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An informed consent is a signed document on which the respondent explicitly declares to agree to give information about themselves for the objectives of the research.

Usually it is not allowed to gather information about a person. Especially when the information is delicate or very personal, people really can be harmed when this information becomes generally known.

In research a lot of information may be needed. To avoid problems respondents are asked to subscribe an informed consent. This document explicitly explains which information is gathered, what is done with this information and how the information will be handled. Respondents can be more sure that the delivered information is well protected and used for this research only.

In medical research it is quite normal to collect informed consents, in market research an informed consent is hardly ever used.

For youngsters who are not yet adults, the informed consent has to be subscribed by their parents or legal representatives.

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My goal is to teach you how to conduct good research.


Good research provides you with better information.
With better information, you can make better decisions.
With better decisions, you can create a healthier, wealthier and freer world,
for people, fauna and flora, for current and future generations.

That is why I think it is important that  you know how to do your research well.