When your research involves test subjects, you need their permission. What does this entail and what should you be mindful of?
You want to manage the participants of your research in a honest manner. That is why you first ask for their informed consent. You explain to the respondent what your research is about, what their role will entail, and what effects could possibly come from participating. Thereupon you ask for their consent to participate in your research.
In principle, you should always be able to prove that a participant has given their consent. That is why you ask for an active and written consent: by signing an informed consent form a respondent acknowledges wanting to participate in your research.
The informed consent form comprises two parts, the information letter or brochure and the declaration of consent.
In the information letter you explain:
In the declaration of consent you ask the participant for their permission to: