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International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology, 2024, 6(3); doi: 10.25236/IJFS.2024.060311.

Ethics in Research: A Special Focus on Academic Research


Fang Chao1,2, Wang Ke1,3, Wang Ruibin1, Ren Tianxing1, Faroq Thabit1

Corresponding Author:
Faroq Thabit

1Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Lincoln University College, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

2Guangdong ATV College of Performing Arts, Zhaoqing, China 

3Nanchang Institute of Technology, Nanchang, China


Ethics refers to a person's obligation to act by a consistent set of moral principles, regardless of the circumstances in which they find themselves. To work ethically requires performing the appropriate actions at the correct times. The focus of research ethics studies is on the ethical guidelines that researchers in a particular field must follow. In academic research, making ethical decisions prioritizes maximizing the benefits to the study subjects. Applying ethical principles in research is, without a doubt, one of the essential things that can be done to protect the investigation's validity. This study aims to highlight the ethical importance of academic research, issues, and necessary steps to be taken. For the researcher to carry out the research study, they must maintain high moral standards and act ethically. In addition, when the research questions or surveys are being distributed, researchers must ensure that they do not coerce, misuse, or disclose the private information of the respondents for their benefit or without the respondents' concern. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that the researchers conduct themselves ethically and adopt a more responsible attitude regarding the research project.


Ethics, Academic, Qualitative, Quantitative, Best Practices

Cite This Paper

Fang Chao, Wang Ke, Wang Ruibin, Ren Tianxing, Faroq Thabit. Ethics in Research: A Special Focus on Academic Research. International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology (2024), Vol. 6, Issue 3: 64-71. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFS.2024.060311.


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