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Arthur, Linet; Cox, Elaine – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2014
Traditionally there has been a tension between evaluation research and so-called pure research which has resulted in evaluation research seldom being recognized by the UK Research Assessment Exercises. The newly configured Research Excellence Framework (REF) will use similar criteria to judge research, notwithstanding the introduction of…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Criteria
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Honan, Eileen; Hamid, M. Obaidul; Alhamdan, Bandar; Phommalangsy, Phouvanh; Lingard, Bob – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2013
The gap between theoretical expectations of research ethics as outlined in the bureaucratic processes associated with University Ethics Committees and the situated realities of students undertaking studies within their own sociocultural contexts is explored in this paper. In particular, the authors investigate differences in ethical norms and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Cross Cultural Studies, Student Research, Graduate Students
James, Nalita; Busher, Hugh – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2007
Educational researchers have a responsibility to ensure that in whatever research paradigm they work, the research that is conducted is done so within an "ethic of respect" to those who participate. This implies a number of responsibilities on the part of the researcher that include ensuring trust, dignity, privacy, confidentiality and anonymity.…
Descriptors: Internet, Confidentiality, Qualitative Research, Educational Researchers
Walford, Geoffrey – International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 2005
That researchers should give anonymity to research sites and to the individuals involved in research is usually taken as an ethical norm. Such a norm is embodied internationally in most of the ethical guidelines and codes of practice of the various educational, sociological and psychological research associations and societies. This paper…
Descriptors: Statistical Data, Guidelines, Psychological Studies, Ethics