African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences

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Ethical considerations in kinderkinetics research

A Peens, G L Strydom


There are certain ethical considerations that should be taken into account when research that involves young children, is planned. The purpose of this study was to determine certain pitfalls that Kinderkineticists experience while doing research involving young children. Out of this study it is clear that there are many guidelines that need to be followed when research involving young children is conducted. The major guideline that is mentioned is the necessity of informed consent. The guidelines found in the medical research council are stipulated in this article. Certain pitfalls that Kinderkineticists then experience in the research process are also mentioned. One of the major problems in South Africa is the multicultural nature of the land with eleven official languages. This leads to a language barrier during the research process. In conclusion it can be said that good planning of the research project, to foresee the pitfalls are very important, in order to have a successful research project.

African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance Vol. 13 (1) 2007: pp. 103-113

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