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ERIC Number: EJ925408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1175-9232
Informed Consent in Educational Settings and the Novice Researcher
Sanderson, Lara
Kairaranga, v11 n1 p50-55 2010
Research ethics are of fundamental importance to any research. They define and shape the research process from the very beginning as they are the code on which academics rely on as guiding practice in the field (Hopf, 2004). Informed consent is an interesting concept as it is interwoven with other ethical issues that include power, privacy and anonymity (Punch, 2002). All of these are ongoing concerns for a researcher and can arise at any stage of the research process (Coad & Evans, 2008). This article describes the informed consent process for an in-progress research masters thesis about the school experiences of senior secondary school students who have funding from Ongoing and Reviewable Resource Scheme (ORRS). It examines this in relation to the "hierarchy of gatekeepers" (Powell & Smith, 2009, Stalker, 1998) and issues of capacity to give informed consent.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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