Monday, 4 September 2017

Week 24

Ethics and Research

  • What is the right way to go about my research?
  • Avoid putting others and yourself at risks
  • Types - disturbance, intrusion, secrecy, embarrassment, self-esteem, resentment
  • Balance concerns with benefits

- Think about how you can minimise the harm to the students and participants in your research.
- Important to think about how worthwhile the research is and the purpose of it
- research ethics are important to - protect others, minimise harm, ensuring trust, promote integrity of the research, ensuring everyone is responsible.

The British Educational Research Association (BERA) states that all education research should be conducted within an ethic of respect for:   (Mindlab notes)
  • The person
  • Knowledge
  • Democratic values
  • The quality of educational research
  • Academic freedom

The key principles of research ethics are:
- voluntary consent
- no deception - aims clearly stated
- the right to withdraw
- respect privacy
- debrief participants

Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research - British Educational Research Association - 2011

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