2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/336064
Title:
Ethical issues in pedagogical research
Authors:
Regan, Julie-Ann; Baldwin, Moyra Ann; Peters, Lisa
Abstract:
This paper explores the ethical issues identified by a research ethics committee (REC) over a three-year period. The REC is situated in a medium-sized university in the north west of England and deals exclusively with proposals for pedagogic research. The purpose of the research was to identify the nature and frequency of ethical concerns expressed by the REC, in order to improve guidance for future applicants. The most common concern was the lack, or inaccuracy, of the information provided to potential participants by which they were expected to make an informed decision about participation. Other concerns included the potential for bias, the lack of information provided to the REC, the provision for fair access by vulnerable groups and undue influence on voluntary participation. The paper concludes that the potential risks of practitioners researching their own students are not given due consideration by many applicants. In particular the potential threats to valid informed consent are identified. Implications for improving the relationship between researchers and RECs are discussed, as is the guidance for applicants.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Regan, J., Baldwin, M. & Peters, L. (2012) 'Ethical issues in pedagogic research', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 2 (3), pp.44-54.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Nov-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/336064
Additional Links:
http://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/journal-of-pedagogic-development-volume-2-issue-3/ethical-issues-in-pedagogical-research
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Volume 2; Issue 3
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Journal of Pedagogic Development

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dc.contributor.authorRegan, Julie-Annen
dc.contributor.authorBaldwin, Moyra Annen
dc.contributor.authorPeters, Lisaen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-25T13:12:30Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-25T13:12:30Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-
dc.identifier.citationRegan, J., Baldwin, M. & Peters, L. (2012) 'Ethical issues in pedagogic research', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 2 (3), pp.44-54.en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/336064-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the ethical issues identified by a research ethics committee (REC) over a three-year period. The REC is situated in a medium-sized university in the north west of England and deals exclusively with proposals for pedagogic research. The purpose of the research was to identify the nature and frequency of ethical concerns expressed by the REC, in order to improve guidance for future applicants. The most common concern was the lack, or inaccuracy, of the information provided to potential participants by which they were expected to make an informed decision about participation. Other concerns included the potential for bias, the lack of information provided to the REC, the provision for fair access by vulnerable groups and undue influence on voluntary participation. The paper concludes that the potential risks of practitioners researching their own students are not given due consideration by many applicants. In particular the potential threats to valid informed consent are identified. Implications for improving the relationship between researchers and RECs are discussed, as is the guidance for applicants.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 2en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssue 3en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/journal-of-pedagogic-development-volume-2-issue-3/ethical-issues-in-pedagogical-researchen
dc.subjectethical issuesen
dc.subjectpedagogical researchen
dc.subjectethicsen
dc.subjectresearch ethicsen
dc.titleEthical issues in pedagogical researchen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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