What Is Informed Consent in Research? - Definition & Purpose


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Informed Consent provides participants with sufficiently detailed information on the _____, so they can make an informed, voluntary, and rational decision on whether or not to participate.

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1. The researcher is not only required to obtain informed consent from the participants in their study, but also:

2. Which of the following is NOT a probable reason that a researcher would require his/her study participants to submit a written consent document that is both signed and dated?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of the characteristics of informed consent. Quiz questions cover topics such as conducting research on children and the purpose of written consent forms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Information that is included in informed consent
  • Other requirements of researchers
  • Reason why written consent forms are used
  • Conducting research on children
  • Example of the informed consent process

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related informed consent lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding research that is conducted on children
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the information that is included in informed consent forms

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to informed consent, read through the brief lesson called What is Informed Consent in Research? - Definition & Purpose. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what an informed consent is and what is included in it such as the procedure of the study, prospective research benefits and incentives
  • Recall how informed consent is obtained through written and oral forms
  • Review the purpose of informed consent
  • Understand special situations where informed consent must be modified such as research on children and deception in research