Confidentiality would be important in this study because the participants are

Confidentiality would be important in this study

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Confidentiality would be important in this study because the participants are asked to give responses to questionnaires that involve their health and past medical history, which is
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protected information. Also, if the researchers did not consider confidentiality, the results from the questionnaires given may be skewed, and not honest answers. The researchers is this study did ensure the participants that the research data would be kept confidential, and would not be used for any other reason beyond the research. Another guideline used to protect research participants is informed consent, which means that the risk and benefits were explained to the participants. Informed consent ensures that the participants have the information needed to make the decision to proceed with what may or may not happen during the research period. In this research study, the purpose of the study was explained to the participants, and consent forms were completed in order to participate. Voluntary participation is also considered an ethical principle when a research study includes human subjects. Obviously, forcing someone to participate in a research study without consent or knowledge is unethical, and can lead to corrupted data. The researchers in this study do specify that all participants included in the study, did so voluntarily. I believe that the researchers in this study acted ethically, and there were no concerns regarding protection or additional considerations. A4. Strengths and Limitations The strengths and limitations refer to the study design, not to the procedures or interventions being studied in the articles. Consider things like sample size, level of research, quality of research, sampling strategy, and study design. Also, consider what the author has stated in the last few sections of the research report regarding strengths and limitations of the research. (1 – 2 paragraphs) One of the strengths of this research is that the study group was completely randomized out of a larger population of subjects, which improves the validity of their results. Another strength was that there were many potential subjects that were excluded, in order to gather information that is more reliable. The researchers also used appropriate statistics to analyze the data received, which provides statistically significant data for the conclusions made. Regarding the study design, the researchers utilized questionnaires that were already proven to be reliable, which is another strength. Also, examiners who assessed the outcomes from participant’s questionnaires, were blinded to which group they were assessing, as to remove any biases that may occur. The research had a few limitations that could be improved upon, however. The researchers explain that one of their limitations was sample size. The sample size of the participants was only 36, and in order to create a more generalized conclusion, a larger sample size would be needed. In my opinion, I believe another limitation was not included additional types of exercises in the study for further comparison.
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