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    Ethical Considerations in Business Dissertations by Students

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    In this problem, I go over ethical considerations faced by students when writing and presenting dissertations. I provide checklists for the pre-proposal process, during the proposal submission and aproval/denial, research conduct, supervision and workshop support, analysis and write-up, post-submission considerations, safety considerations, and breaches of codes and unethical behavior.

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    Checklist of ethical considerations for student dissertations

    1. Pre-proposal

    - Class(es) on research ethics should be provided.
    - Documentation for students should include comment on ethics and indicate the procedures they will be expected to follow.
    - Students should be notified of an appropriate professional code which they should use.
    - Any 'no-go' areas should be clearly indicated (e.g. covert research for undergraduate dissertations, excessively sensitive topics).
    - In preparing students for dissertation work, staff should take particular note of issues relating to access to public bodies, requirements for ethical clearance (which should be sought separately if necessary).

    2. Proposal submission and approval

    - Clear procedures for the submission and approval of dissertation topics and the allocation of supervision should be set out in course documentation.
    - Proposals must include comment on ethics.
    - Feedback to students on their proposals should include comment on ethics.
    - Each program is required to submit in due time to the school's Ethics Committee a set of ethics forms with recommendations for approval, approval subject to modification or non-approval.
    - If proposals present ethical issues which cannot be resolved at program level, the Ethics Committee may assist. Requests for assistance should take account of meeting timetables.
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    In this problem, I go over ethical considerations faced by students when writing and presenting dissertations. I provide checklists for the pre-proposal process, during the proposal submission and aproval/denial, research conduct, supervision and workshop support, analysis and write-up, post-submission considerations, safety considerations, and breaches of codes and unethical behavior. I have provided this within a Word document as an attachment.

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