AND ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH
As always, he had to obtain permission to carry out his study. In Singapore, even though the government actively encourages other forms of assessment, examination results are still of supreme importance and any threat to good results would certainly have been unacceptable. The most common college strategy for addressing the problems of underachieving students was through mass lectures conducted after lessons, and the CBL proposal was far removed from that approach. However, the principal gave very positive support and the only condition laid down was that what was planned did not jeopardize students' examination results. He received similar support from his head of department and from colleagues who were willing to collaborate in a variety of very positive ways. Permission was also sought and given from parents.
It's worth noting at this point that there can be ethical questions associated with experimental research, which need to be considered. As Cohen et al. note: