The Impact of Digital Technology on Business Activities Report

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13HNC/DinBusiness2016Research Ethics Approval FormAll students conducting research activity that involves human participants or the use of data collectedfromhumanparticipantsarerequiredtogainethicalapprovalbeforecommencingtheirresearch.Please answerallrelevantquestionsandnotethatyourformmaybereturnedifincomplete.For further support and guidance please see your respective Unit Tutor.Beforecompletingthisform,weadvisethatyoudiscussyourproposedresearchfullywithyourUnitTutor.Pleasecompletethisformingoodtimebeforeyourresearchprojectisduetocommence.Section 1: Basic DetailsProject title:The impact of digital technology on businessactivities...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Student name:...................................................................................Student ID number:..........H1609042.........................................................................Programme:...................................................................................School:..................................................................................Intended research start date:.............................................Intended research end date:.............................................Section 2: Project SummaryPlease select all research methods that you plan to use as part of your project:Interviews:Questionnaires:Observations:Use of PersonalRecords:DataAnalysis:ActionResearch:FocusGroups:Other (please specify):....................................................................................................................................................................
Section 3: ParticipantsPlease answer the following questions, giving full details where necessary.Will your research involve human participants?Who are the participants? Tick all that apply:Ages 12-16:Young People aged 17–18:Adults:How will participants be recruited (identified and approached)?Through random sample methodDescribe the processes you will use to inform participants about what you are doing:How will you obtain consent from participants? Will this be written? How will it be made clear to participants thatthey may withdraw consent to participate at any time?Studies involving questionnaires:Will participants be given the option of omitting questions they do not wish toanswer?Yes:No:If No please explain why below and ensure that you cover any ethical issues arising from thisStudies involving observation: Confirm whether participants will be asked for their informed consent to beobserved.Yes:No:Will you debrief participants at the end of their participation (i.e. give them a brief explanation of the study)?Yes:No:Will participants be given information about the findings of your study? (This could be a brief summary of yourfindings in general)Yes:No:Section 3: ParticipantsPlease answer the following questions, giving full details where necessary.Will your research involve human participants?Who are the participants? Tick all that apply:Ages 12-16:Young People aged 17–18:Adults:How will participants be recruited (identified and approached)?Random sampling methodsDescribe the processes you will use to inform participants about what you are doing:Through email will use to inform participants about what are doingHow will you obtain consent from participants? Will this be written? How will it be made clear to participants thatthey may withdraw consent to participate at any time? Through the survey processyrStudies involving questionnaires:Will participants be given the option of omitting questions they do not wish toanswer?Yes:No: :If No please explain why below and ensure that you cover any ethical issues arising from thisStudies involving observation: Confirm whether participants will be asked for their informed consent to beobserved. NoYes:No:Will you debrief participants at the end of their participation (i.e. give them a brief explanation of the study)?Yes:No:Will participants be given information about the findings of your study? (This could be a brief summary of yourfindings in general)Yes:No:
14HNC/DinBusiness2016Section 4: Data Storage and SecurityConfirmthatallpersonaldatawillbestoredandprocessedincompliancewiththeDataProtectionAct(1998)Yes:No:Who will have access to the data and personal information?During the research:Where will the data be stored? Database information systemWillmobiledevicessuchasUSBstorageandlaptopsbeused?Yes:No:If yes, please provide further details:After the research:Where will the data be stored? In computerHow long will the data and records be kept for and in what format?tillthe researchWill data be kept for use by other researchers?Yes:No:If yes, please provide further details:Section 5: Ethical IssuesAre there any particular features of your proposed work which may raise ethical concerns? If so, please outlinehow you will deal with these:It is important that you demonstrate your awareness of potential risks that may arise as a result of yourresearch.Pleaseconsider/addressallissuesthatmayapply.Ethicalconcernsmayinclude,butarenotlimited tothefollowing:1.Informedconsent. All the information will be provided to respondents.2.Potentially vulnerableparticipants.3.Sensitivetopics: not sensitive topic4.Risks to participants and/orresearchers. No risk5.Confidentiality/anonymity.: Yes6.Disclosures/limits toconfidentiality.:7.Data storage and security, both during and after the research(includingtransfer, sharing, encryption,protection). Yes8.Reporting. Yes9.Disseminationanduseofyourfindings. No
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