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ERIC Number: ED309983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Ethical Concerns and Research in Science Classrooms: Resolved and Unresolved Dilemmas.
Tobin, Kenneth
Widespread use of interpretive research in studies of teaching and learning has highlighted a number of crucial ethical and legal issues. Although these issues have always been a concern for researchers, use of small samples and detailed analyses of teaching and learning have brought previously hidden aspects of teaching and learning into the public arena. As researchers endeavor to describe what happens in classes and probe to understand why these events occur, the beliefs, values and knowledge of teachers and students are inferred and used as a basis of grounded theory for teaching and learning. Inevitably, some of these findings are not favorable to the teachers and it is difficult or impossible to assure the anonymity of the participants. A variety of anticipated and unanticipated dilemmas are discussed, and ethical concerns are highlighted. (CW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A