Research glossary

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paternalism Paternalism is any interference in a person
personal information Any information which includes identifying information (name, address, position held) of the person to whom the information relates. Information which, though not including a name, includes sufficient... read more
plain language statement The Plain Language Statement and Consent Form (PLSC) is the standard way of establishing informed consent for someone to be involved in a research project. Usually written, it includes information on ... read more
PLSC The Plain Language Statement and Consent Form (PLSC) is the standard way of establishing informed consent for someone to be involved in a research project. Usually written, it includes information on ... read more
potentially identifiable Information from which identifiers have been removed and replaced with a code, which is kept separately from it. This is usually used where there may be a reason to collate different intakes of inform... read more
PR Peer Review
project A generic term for work, data collection, investigation, etc. that might qualify as human research under the terms of the National Statement.
protocol A document that provides the background, rationale and objectives of your research and describes its design, methodology, organisation and the conditions under which it will be performed and managed.
public domain Any information freely available in a library, an archive, on the web or in another location which can be accessed by anyone.

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