UREC 1 RESEARCH ETHICS REVIEW FOR STUDENT RESEARCH WITH NO HUMAN PARTICIPANTS OR DIRECT COLLECTION OF HUMAN TISSUES, OR BODILY FLUIDS.
All University research is required to undergo ethical scrutiny to comply with UK law. The SHU Research Ethics Policy should be consulted before completing the form. Answering the questions below will confirm that the study fits this category and that any necessary approvals or safety risk assessments are in place. The supervisor will approve the study, but it may also be reviewed by the College Teaching Programme Research Ethics Committee (CTPREC) as part of the quality assurance process.
The final responsibility for ensuring that ethical research practices are followed rests with the supervisor for student research.
Note that students and staff are responsible for making suitable arrangements to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), for keeping data secure and if relevant, for keeping the identity of participants anonymous. They are also responsible for following SHU guidelines about data encryption and research data management. Information on the ethics website
The form also enables the University and College to keep a record confirming that research conducted has been subjected to ethical scrutiny.
The form may be completed by the student and the supervisor and/or module leader (as applicable). In all cases, it should be counter-signed by the supervisor and/or module leader, and kept as a record showing that ethical scrutiny has occurred. Students should retain a copy for inclusion in the appendices of their research projects, and a copy should be uploaded to the module Blackboard site for checking.
Please note if it may be necessary to conduct a health and safety risk assessment for the proposed research. Further information can be obtained from the Safety Co-Ordinator.
1. General Details
|Name of student||Aderonke Yewande Olayinka|
|SHU email address||C0027301@my.shu.ac.uk|
|Course or qualification (student)||MA Education (Main Pathway)|
|Name of supervisor||Dr. Anne Kellock|
|Title of proposed research||Montessori and Early Years Foundation Stage: A comparative Study focusing on the involvement of parents|
|Proposed start date||April 30, 2021|
|Proposed end date||August 30, 2021|
I confirm that this study does not involve collecting data from human participants _✔_ (please tick)
2. Research in Organizations
|Will the research involve working with/within an organization (e.g. school, business, charity, museum, government department, international agency, etc.)?||No|
|If you answered YES to question 1, do you have granted access to conduct the research? If YES, students please show evidence to your supervisor. PI should retain safely.|
|If you answered NO to question 2, is it because:you have not yet asked you have asked and not yet received an answer you have asked and been refused access. Note: You will only be able to start the research when you have been granted access.||A|
3. Research with Products and Artifacts
|1. Will the research involve working with copyrighted documents, films, broadcasts, photographs, artworks, designs, products, programs, databases, networks, processes, existing datasets or secure data?||No|
|2. If you answered YES to question 1, are the materials you intend to use in the public domain? Notes: ‘In the public domain’ does not mean the same thing as ‘publicly accessible’. Information which is ‘in the public domain’ is no longer protected by copyright (i.e. copyright has either expired or been waived) and can be used without permission.Information which is ‘publicly accessible’ (e.g. TV broadcasts, websites, artworks, newspapers) is available for anyone to consult/view. It is still protected by copyright even if there is no copyright notice. In UK law, copyright protection is automatic and does not require a copyright statement, although it is always good practice to provide one. It is necessary to check the terms and conditions of use to find out exactly how the material may be reused etc. If you answered YES to question 1, be aware that you may need to consider other ethics codes. For example, when conducting Internet research, consult the code of the Association of Internet Researchers; for educational research, consult the Code of Ethics of the British Educational Research Association.|
|3. If you answered NO to question 2, do you have explicit permission to use these materials as data? If YES, please show evidence to your supervisor.||No|
|4. If you answered NO to question 3, is it because: A. you have not yet asked permission B. you have asked and not yet received and answer C. you have asked and been refused access. Note You will only be able to start the research when you have been granted permission to use the specified material.||A/B/C A✔|
Adherence to SHU policy and procedures
|I can confirm that: I have read the Sheffield Hallam University Research Ethics Policy and ProceduresI agree to abide by its principles.|
|Student ID: 30027301|
|Name: Aderonke Yewande Olayinka||Date: 09/03/2021|
|Supervisor or other person giving ethical sign-off|
|I can confirm that completion of this form has confirmed that this research does not involve human participants. The research will not commence until any approvals required under Sections 3 & 4 have been received and any health and safety measures are in place.|
|Name: Dr Anne Kellock||Date: 14.05.21|
|Signature: A Kellock|
|Additional Signature if required:|
Please ensure the following are included with this form if applicable, tick box to indicate:
|Research proposal if prepared previously||☐||☐||✔☐|
|Any associated materials (e.g. posters, letters, etc.)||☐||☐||✔☐|
|Health and Safety Project Safety Plan for Procedures||☐||☐||✔☐|
Where does this information come from?
This reference is incomplete and not presented appropriately should be authors and year
The years and authors are included now.
Is this a reference or citation?
It is a citation.
I did it according to APA referencing.
take more time and care with this section
I have done most references according to APA. I will be including more references while my research is ongoing. The Ethics forms will be too loaded if I add more references.