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Informed consent

A key principle within a code of conduct, concerning researchers' obligations to respondents. In the MRS code, for example, participants need not only to give active consent (to be interviewed, observed etc) but to do this in full knowledge of who else is involved (researchers and client observers, for example), what will happen to their contribution, and what will happen to any record of it, especially audio and video tapes.

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