Research Methodology and Ethics
What is ethics in research? Why is it important? The core principles of ethical research and their application. Experiences from low/middle-income countries.
The implications of the coronavirus pandemic on conducting ethical human subjects research. Are some changes here to stay?
What is research on ethical issues? Qualitative and quantitative methods in research on ethical issues. Examples, case studies.
What does it mean obtaining ethics approval for human subject research? How does an Institutional Review Board (IRB) compare to an ethics commission? What is the process for an IRB submission and review?
What are the ethical concerns and associated attitudes and perceptions related to e-cigarette use for tobacco cessation during pregnancy? Preliminary results from a Romanian study with current and former smokers and other relevant stakeholders.
Cutting edge behavioral health theories and supporting data, including self-determination theory, chaos theory, behavioral economics. The latest in mHealth, including wearables, AI (artificial intelligence), health bots.
Oana Blaga, Teodora Frățilă
Smoke-Free Together (SFT) is the first pregnancy-specific tobacco cessation app in Romania. The health theory behind SFT, the preliminary testing, where SFT is now, future SFT developments, sustainability in the Romanian health system.