In my AR since I am doing the research on myself, I still have to sign a non-implementation form and submit that to give my permission to do the research. In my study I am aiming to gather information on myself in regards to if exercising and if it helps with energy levels or not will assist people in the community in ways to feel more energized and perform better on a daily basis. In instances, if I were doing research on other participants I would ensure and have the utmost, confidential and provide all information so that the participants can make an informed decision on whether they want to participate or not. According to Smith (2008), “Emphasis is therefore placed on the rights of participants over the self-interest of researchers using, in the main, the following guiding principles: Validity of research, respect of persons, informed and voluntary consent, minimizing risk of harm, respect for privacy and confidentiality, avoidance of unnecessary deception, avoidance of conflict of interest, social and cultural sensitivity to participants and distributive justice.” (pg.17). It is essential to make sure that the participants are of the utmost importance. According to Mills (2014), “In research, the ends do not justify the means, and researchers must not put their need to carry out their study above their responsibility to maintain the well-being of the study participants.” Performing in an ethical manner while performing the research is also the researcher’s responsibility and as seen in the article if not done properly can cause for an ethics committee review which can cause the research to be shut down if found to be done inappropriately. According to Smith (2008 ), “In conclusion, the ASD PAR project emphasized the responsibility for behaving ethically remains with the researcher and the wider project team, regardless of the formal ethical approval process applied.” (pg.19). When ethical standards are not followed and proper consent is not taken you have situations such as the Tuskegee syphilis experiment where African Americans were not told the true information so they were unable to make an informed decision on if they wanted to be included in the experiments or not. This injustice should’ve never happened and it was indeed cruel to not be told the truth. The researcher has an ethical obligation to let the participant know what is going on and how it will affect them so that they can make a decision on if they want to participate or not. Informed consent is in place to ensure people’s lives and dignity is hold at the highest regard and makes sure that they understand what they are getting into and that their life matters.