Ethical Research: Maintaining Privacy, Anonymity & Confidentiality


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Anonymity, privacy, and confidentiality are only recommended for researchers to follow.

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1. Responses must be kept confidential. This requires the researcher to keep participant responses _____.

2. What is the practice of protecting participants' personal identities and answers by ensuring their responses cannot be linked back to them?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of characteristics of ethical research. Some topics you will be quizzed on include lawful requirements regarding researchers as well as what is necessary to keep participant responses confidential.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Lawful requirements regarding researchers
  • Reasons to breach confidentiality
  • Requirements for keeping responses confidential
  • Description of anonymity
  • Purpose of having privacy, confidentiality, and anonymity

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of ethical research
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of justifiably breaching privacy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics of ethical research
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about legal requirements of confidentiality

Additional Learning

To learn more about conducting research, review the accompanying lesson called Ethical Research: Maintaining Privacy, Anonymity & Confidentiality. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify three characteristics of ethical research
  • Explore hypothetical situations for each ethical research criteria
  • Understand the legal requirements of anonymity, privacy, and confidentiality
  • Relate the purpose of having privacy, confidentiality, and anonymity when conducting research