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ERIC Number: EJ906206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
One Chairperson's Experience of Ethical Review: Balancing Principle, Convention, Relationship and Risk in Educational Research
O'Neill, John
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v33 n3 p229-243 Nov 2010
The author's experience of ethical review over six years as an academic member and chairperson of a university human ethics committee has been largely positive and educative. The account brings together archival records and personal experience to create a "transactive" account of the practical experience of doing ethical review in one university setting. The first part briefly considers the limitations in some common criticisms made of human ethics committees; the second gives a brief personal biography of committee membership; the third uses trend data to exemplify the range of activity in one institutional human ethics committee; and the fourth part uses selected incidents to illustrate discursive tensions of ethical principle, discipline, relationship and risk specific to educational research. The conclusion tentatively suggests some utilitarian steps toward a more informed view of the work of institutional human ethics committees in the review of educational research. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand