Research glossary

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re-identifiable Information or data where identifiers have been removed and replaced by a code, but it remains possible to re-identify a specific individual by, for example, using the code or linking different data s... read more
recording In ethics, both 'recordings' and 'audio visual materials' include any method or system that records the appearance, movement, voices or other sounds made by participants. Common audio visual materials... read more
research There are a variety of definitions of research. The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research defines it as ‘An original investigation undertaken to gain knowledge, understanding and i... read more
respect A recognition of the worth of the human person, including respect for their welfare, beliefs, perceptions, customs and cultural heritage. Respect is one of the four guiding principles of the National... read more
reuse also 'reuse of data'. Existing collections of research or other data may be re-analysed or otherwise reused for various research purposes. As long as the ethical review and consent requirements are sa... read more
risk An assessment of the likelihood of negative effects occurring to research participants as a result of the research. In ethical terms, there are three levels of risk: inconvenience, discomfort and harm... read more
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