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ERIC Number: EJ863605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0305-764X
Ethics in Educational Research: Introducing a Methodological Tool for Effective Ethical Analysis
Stutchbury, Kris; Fox, Alison
Cambridge Journal of Education, v39 n4 p489-504 Dec 2009
Ethics is a complicated field and much has been written about its application to educational research. In this paper we introduce a way of planning for and dealing with situations that arise in the course of research that promotes detailed ethical analysis. We present a framework based on the work of Seedhouse and Flinders and describe a methodology for its use, alongside two examples in which the framework was used to achieve a comprehensive ethical analysis. The framework encourages us to view each situation from different philosophical perspectives and in doing so addresses issues about how to behave ethically, alongside methodological considerations, thus ensuring the integrity of the research. Use of the framework involves what Pring (2004) refers to as "practical thinking" and addresses many of the concerns that other people raise about the limitations of linear codes and principles in a complex field. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Language: English
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