PTUK is committed to fostering research that will inform and
develop practice. All practitioners are encouraged to support research
undertaken on behalf of the profession and to participate actively in research
work to provide practice based evidence. All research should be undertaken with rigorous
attentiveness to the quality and integrity both of the research itself and of
the dissemination of the results of the research.
The rights of all research participants should be carefully
considered and protected. The minimum rights include the right to freely given
and informed consent, and the right to withdraw at any point. Individuals must
not be identified outside the confidential research group and then only for
verification and validation purposes.
The research methods used should comply with the standards
of good practice in psychological methods and must not adversely affect
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