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ERIC Number: EJ1112099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Graduate Student Research in the Classroom--Understanding the Role of Research Ethics
Hastings, Amber; Stockley, Denise; Kinderman, Laura; Egan, Rylan
College Student Journal, v50 n3 p361-368 Fall 2016
As universities continue to grow their undergraduate programs, graduate students are increasingly called upon to teach first and second year classes, often without feeling adequately prepared for the task. These teaching opportunities, however, can provide novice instructors with a chance to engage in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) by collecting empirical data, analyzing it, using it to improve their pedagogical practices, and disseminating the results to spur innovation. To engage in SoTL research, students must be well versed in research ethics requirements: while graduate students need to be familiar with ethics policy to undertake research involving their students, it is imperative that undergraduate students know their rights as research participants. In Canada, ethics requirements are set forth within the second edition of the "Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans" (TCPS 2). Ensuring that graduate students are provided with research ethics training ensures that SoTL research is being conducted in a responsible manner that protects them, both as students and as novice teachers. Our article delves into these various scholarship areas grounded in research from our recent program evaluation on research ethics education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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