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Who is concerned in this network?

In the first place, there is the researcher who initiates a research project. Secondly, the researcher often has a close relationship with his/her study leader/promoter, who plays an important role in the whole research process. Thirdly, there is the community that represents the circumstances and situations from which the human subjects and/or informants come and within which the research is undertaken. Lastly, there are the human subjects and/or informants who are central in the interdependent network of the research project.

To summarise, the researcher has a moral duty to the community and to the University to undertake proper and ethically responsible research that will make both an academic contribution and provide a service to the wider community.