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ERIC Number: EJ1158982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
How to Ensure Ethicality of Action Research in the Classroom?
Peltokorpi, Eeva-Liisa; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu
World Journal of Education, v2 n3 p32-42 Jun 2012
During the past few years, child research has increased both when it comes to various disciplines and various methods. The purpose of this article is to discuss those common, special ethical viewpoints that the researcher has to take into consideration when conducting action research in the classroom. The article is based on the teacher-researcher's action research which was carried out among 7-9-year-old pupils (N = 21). The purpose was to study their emotional coping. The focus is on the following question: how to secure the children's position and voices by leaning on the principle that research should be just, valuable, and good-producing and not harm the children or have a malign influence on the phenomenon studied. The purpose is to encourage researchers to do child research and to help them pay attention to ethical challenges in the various phases of research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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