Introduction: Ethics in Data Collection. In the information age, data is often called the new oil fueling innovation, decision-making, and economic growth. Data collection and analysis have become integral to various sectors, from business and healthcare to education and government.
You must engage with your student population and other stakeholders to gather your data. There are some ethical considerations to be aware of when approaching students with data collection requests.
Ethical considerations refer to ethical practices in how data is collected, stored, or shared. These may include obtaining express and informed consent, securely storing data, or obtaining permission to use or share data.
However, the increasing reliance on data collection raises critical ethical considerations. This article explores the ethical dimensions of data collection, focusing on consent, privacy, transparency, and the responsible use of data.