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A thesis in comparative literature
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The concept of “ethnic groups” will in this context include national minorities, immigrants and peoples indigenous to Norway. Among the particular challenges associated with research on ethnic groups are: their status as a
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Medicine and healthcare
Research ethics in medicine and healthcare covers a wide and important area. This is the only field of research for which it is necessary to obtain advance approval from an independent regional committee for medical and
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Responsibility concerning the individual
In the conduct of research involving human beings, the researcher is obliged to proceed on the assumption that individual subjects claim the right to protection of their living space and personal integrity.
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Persons with mental disorders
Mental health problems vary widely, ranging from mild anxiety and moderate depression to severe, incapacitating problems with loss of touch with reality, delusions and loss of control. Their experience of pain and
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Freely given informed consent is regarded as one of the most central requirements for research on humans where the research entails recording of data and/or any kind of discomfort, inconvenience or risk to the subjects of the research.
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Children's participation in social science research is mentioned in point 12 of the Research Ethics Guidelines of the National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities: Children's right to protection.
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The term "vulnerable groups" is usually synonymous with "groups at risk". A group is generally considered vulnerable because there is good reason to suspect that the individuals in the group may have special
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