What Are Scientific Merit?

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Concept of Scientific Merit
Introduction
As future scholars who are working on our PhD, we tend to hear a lot about Scientific Merit. But, that same old question might pop in our mines, which is who really cares? We should, especially if we expect the IRB to approve our research proposal. Therefore, within this paper, we will discuss scientific merits, explain the dimensions of scientific merit, discuss the aspects of the study, we chose for the Scientific Merit, and choose an area of scientific merit that we would improve.
Scientific merit
Scientific merit is considered as a way to examine if our research study represents good science. Therefore, we will need to make sure that any research we are working on, clearly states the research questions and its overall objectives. The research should also include the contextual data that will also have peer-reviewed literature to support why the research is needed. We also should make sure that if human beings are being used as participants, that their privacy and safety will be respected, and if there is any possibility of harm, no matter how small it is, and the benefit and risks whether indirect or direct for the partakers in the study needs to be very clear in the research proposal. According to Gonzales (2013, para. 2, p. 1), the data collection, recruitment, and analysis should align with the research questions, as well as the monitoring, safe storage, and how the data will be destroyed should also be specified.
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