Asked 29th Apr, 2017

In a report should one use the term subjects or participants?

I have seen conflicting information, with some stating that the use of subjects is deprecated and the term participants should be used in psychology studies. is this correct, as the term subjects relates to statistical terminology. APA state the use of the term subjects is acceptable, but several sources I've seen state it should be discontinued? for example: 
When should each term be used or is one correct?

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In what direction and at what speed does humanity is going to? Is anything that we need to do now? and how?
Any ideas, solution, opinion, personal examples, suggestions, questions, perhaps will help all of us towards a better world.
My regards to RG members, my consideration to parents and the future of humanity,
Dr. Adrian Toader-Williams
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