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Social Work Research Support

This guide is designed to assist in your research process. The guide contains research resources related to Research Design, Literature Review, Research Methods, Data Analysis and Ethics.

Informed consent/ indemnity

Ethically, informed consent is part of the principle of respect for autonomy. Rights of self-determination and “not to be harmed” are implicit in the South African Constitution. Furthermore, the Department of Health makes clear that the primary consideration in any research within health and social care is preserving the dignity, rights, safety and well-being of participants and that informed consent is at the heart of ethical research (DOH Ethics in Health Research, 2004).

Social Research Ethics

Ethics of Scientific Publication


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