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Research ethics should be part of school curriculum, says lecturer

   

Pupils ‘should be taught the requirements for honest, ethical and conscientious research’

Ethics in research should be part of the New South Wales secondary school curriculum to ensure that pupils are aware of issues such as confidentiality and informed consent, a leading psychology academic has said.

Natasha Todorov, a lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney, says pupils are taught research design principles and statistics so that they can create an original research project for their final-year assessments.

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