The National College Ethics Committee considers primary research proposals put forward by our students. The aim of the committee is to ensure that students and members are aware of the ethical implications of any primary research they undertake and that any such research conforms with generally accepted ethical and moral principles.
At Stage Three you will be given copies of the ethical guidelines upon which your research proposals will be assessed. They reflect current thinking on the ethics of social science/psychological research and incorporate extracts from the British Psychological Society’s ethical guidelines.
Once the research proposal has been approved by the Ethics Committee the research for the dissertation can go ahead, with the work being submitted in due course for academic assessment in the usual way by the our independent external markers.