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Australian Council for International Development – Research ethics resources0

Posted by Admin in on June 1, 2015

“The ACFID University Network: Research and Ethics Program focuses on supporting research ethics for researchers working in developing countries; and increasing collaboration between the NGO and university sector through the ACFID University Network.

“Undertaking and using research and evidence is key to informed and effective development work. This is true whether collecting evidence to reveal issues or generate new knowledge, enabling those without a voice to be visible and heard, supporting arguments about priorities and resourcing, galvanising action by decision makers or the public, or demonstrating what is working and what is not.”

The ACFID web site includes links to:

Principles for Ethical Research and Evaluation in Development
Guidelines for Ethical Research and Evaluation in Development
5 case studies
ACFID Mock Ethics Review Process and Reflection Workshop
Information about recent and planned activities.

American Anthropological Association – Research ethics resources0

Posted by Admin in on May 31, 2015

The AAA’s research ethics resources page includes:

AAA ethics blog
Draft Briefing Papers on Common Dilemmas Faced by Anthropologists Conducting Research in Field Situations
Handbook on Ethical Issues in Anthropology
Institutional Review Boards and Anthropology
AAA Statement on Ethnography and Institutional Review Boards
American Association of University Professors statement on Sexual Harassment
Committee on Ethics Statements
Ethics Code (Current review and the 2012, 2009, 1998 versions)
Teaching Ethics
Historical documents representing previous steps taken by the AAA to provide ethical guidance to its members
Other AAA groups that are currently addressing anthropological ethics
Links to other resources


British Sociological Association statement of ethical practice0

Posted by Admin in on May 31, 2015

The statement is available online or as a PDF download.  The following are sections of the Statement:

Professional Integrity
Relations with and Responsibilities towards research participants
Relationships with research participants
Covert research
Anonymity, Privacy and Confidentiality
Relations with & Responsibilities towards Sponsors and/or Sponsors
Clarifying obligations, role and rights
Pre-empting outcomes and negotiations about research
Obligations to sponsors and/or funders during the research process

Online research: the dangers – (The Times Higher Ed, Chris Parr 2015)0

Posted by Admin in on May 31, 2015

Academics face issues around privacy and identity in the digital world

“Academics are increasingly carrying out their research online, using tools that allow them to reach more people more efficiently than before.

It is no surprise. The internet gives scholars wanting to conduct surveys or observe human interactions access to uncountable numbers of people at the click of a button. But what are the potential pitfalls of internet-based research?”