Ethical considerations for data collection using surveys

Marilyn J. Hammer

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Surveys are widely used instruments to collect research data. Although surveys may appear relatively benign and easily unlinked to participants, considerations for the ethical conduct of research with surveys are important. Maintaining scientific rigor is essential. This article explores ethical tenets in relation to informed consent and scientific consent when using surveys.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalOncology nursing forum
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2017


  • Informed consent
  • Scientific rigor
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)


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