3.2.1 Respecting autonomy…
Do the objectives or methodology of the research fail to respect autonomy by, for example, deceit, dishonesty, the invading of privacy, breaking confidentiality or by using data in ways not clearly stated to researchers and subjects? These subjects may include people who are not actively involved in the research but about whom data is used. Are all likely participants, including subjects and researchers, fully informed of the nature of the research before deciding whether to participate or allow information about them-selves to be used?
Is the situation in which people are invited to take part such that they will not feel pressures or coerced into doing so? Can participants withdraw from the project at any time without feeling they might be penalised for doing so?