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Ethical considerations for internet research

There are no definitive sector-wide or country specific ethical guidelines for internet-based research due to changes in the scope and interest of research, rapid advancements in technology and the cross border potential of online research. However, a large number of the ethical considerations that apply to 'real world’ research also apply to online research and sources are able to suggest a number of factors, which should be considered before undertaking internet-based research.

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