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PBS ETHICS APPROVAL V3: 2007

Ethics Approval Form - Students


This form should be completed by the student and passed to the supervisor prior to a review of the possible ethical implications of the proposed dissertation or project. No primary data collection can be undertaken before the supervisor has approved the plan. If, following review of this form, amendments to the proposals are agreed to be necessary, the student should provide the supervisor with an amended version for endorsement. The final signed and dated version of this form must be handed in with the dissertation. Failure to provide a signed and dated form on hand-in will be treated as if the dissertation itself was not submitted. 1. What are the objectives of the dissertation research project! The paper will study the relationship between monetary compensation and employee satisfaction in the "#$ industry. The proposed paper shall loo% in to the relation ta%ing in to account the sample of &l-&lamieh and its administrative employees. '. (oes the research involve NHS patients, resources or staff! )$" *+ ,please circle-. If )$", it is li%ely that full ethical review must be obtained from the *." process before the research can start. *+ /. (o you intend to collect primary data from human subjects or data that are identifiable with individuals! ,This includes, for e0ample, 1uestionnaires and interviews.- YES *+ ,please circleIf you do not intend to collect such primary data then please go to 1uestion 12. If you do intend to collect such primary data then please respond to &33 the 1uestions 2 through 1/. If you feel a 1uestion does not apply then please respond with n a ,for not applicable-. 2. What is the purpose of the primary data in the dissertation research project! The purpose of the primary data is to find out the attitude of the employees toward the financial compensation and find out how far these financial compensations help them being satisfied in their wor%

4. What is are the survey population(s)! &bout 566 7. .ow big is the sample for each of the survey populations and how was this sample arrived at! /6-26 administrative employees of &l-&lamieh

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5. .ow will respondents be selected and recruited! The respondents will be randomly selected and recruited from the administrative section

8. What steps are proposed to ensure that the re1uirements of informed consent will be met for those ta%ing part in the research! If an Information "heet for participants is to be used, please attach it to this form. If not, please e0plain how you will be able to demonstrate that informed consent has been gained from participants. The paper shall not at any case reveal the name of any respondents. In fact, the survey shall be done anonymously so that the secret of each individual respondent are %ept. 9lus, no aggressive 1uestions are e0pected to be as%ed during the survey which might hurt individual impression of an employee. Thus the informed consent will be gained from the respondents of the survey.

:. .ow will data be collected from each of the sample groups! Through 1uestionnaire survey

16. .ow will data be stored and what will happen to the data at the end of the research! (ata will be stored in a computer spreadsheet program and at the end of the research it is e0pected that a stable model depicting the relation between financial compensations and employee satisfaction will be developed to help managers in determining steps to ta%e in order to satisfy their employees.

11. .ow will confidentiality be assured for respondents! The survey will be conducted on a totally random basis and no name, address or other indentifying factors will be collected from the employees so that their anonymity is %ept

1'. What steps are proposed to safeguard the anonymity of the respondents! The responses will be ta%en on independently and totally at the free consent of the employees. "o there won;t be an instance where the respondents shall have to e0plain their stance on a 1uestion. The filled 1uestionnaire will be collected anonymously from the respondents and the database of the 1uestionnaire shall not be publicly accessible.

1/. &re there any risks ,physical or other, including reputational- to respondents that may result from ta%ing part in this research! )$" *+ ,please circle-. If )$", please specify and state what measures are proposed to deal with these ris%s. 12. &re there any risks ,physical or other, including reputational- to the researcher or to the University that may result from conducting this research! )$" *+ ,please circle-.

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If )$", please specify and state what measures are proposed to manage these ris%s.1

14. Will any data be obtained from a company or other organisation. )$" *+ ,please circleFor e0ample, information provided by an employer or its employees. If *+, then please go to 1uestion 18.

17. What steps are proposed to ensure that the re1uirements of informed consent will be met for that organisation! .ow will confidentiality be assured for the organisation! The paper will be developed to fulfil academic purpose and hence no confidential information will be as%ed from the management which might be used in the research paper.

15. (oes the organisation have its own ethics procedure relating to the research you intend to carry out! )$" *+ ,please circle-. If )$", the <niversity will re1uire written evidence from the organisation that they have approved the research.

18. Will the proposed research involve any of the following ,please put a = ne0t to >yes; or >no;? consult your supervisor if you are unsure-@ A Bulnerable groups ,e.g. children- ! A 9articularly sensitive topics ! A &ccess to respondents via >gate%eepers; ! A <se of deception ! A &ccess to confidential personal data ! A 9sychological stress, an0iety etc ! A Intrusive interventions ! )$" )$" )$" )$" )$" )$" )$" *+ *+ *+ *+ *+ *+ *+ = = = = = = =

1:. &re there any other ethical issues that may arise from the proposed research! *o

Cis% evaluation should ta%e account of the broad liberty of e0pression provided by the principle of academic freedom. The university;s conduct with respect to academic freedom is set out in section :.' of the &rticles of Dovernment and its commitment to academic freedom is in section 1.' of the "trategic 9lan '662-'668. 3

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If you need to ma%e changes please ensure you have permission before the primary data collection. If there are major changes, fill in a new form if that will ma%e it easier for everyone. If there are minor changes then fill in the amendments ,ne0t page- and get them signed before the primary data collection begins.

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