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Ethics in the scholarship of teaching and learning: Key principles and strategies for ethical practice. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning Guide Series0

Posted by Admin in on September 5, 2017
 

“This new Taylor Institute Guide takes the researcher through the essentials of the Canadian standards for ethical practice in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Because of the unique challenges of SoTL, where the human participants that are the subject of the research are also typically the researcher’s students, this Guide translates the comprehensive TCPS2 (2014) for the researcher conducting SoTL research.” Access this particular guide here.

Fedoruk, L. (2017). Ethics in the scholarship of teaching and learning: Key principles and strategies for ethical practice. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning Guide Series. Calgary, AB: Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary. www.ucalgary.ca/taylorinstitute/guides

Covers key issues in research ethics and tracks TCPS2 well (the Canadian national statement on research ethics). Limited reference to research ethics literature and it would have been good to see the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning community model more imaginative pedagogy in research ethics.

Also see
SoTL resource booklets produced by AHRECS

Friday afternoon’s funny – Pressure on research ethics committee members0

Posted by Admin in on September 1, 2017
 

Cartoon by Don Mayne www.researchcartoons.com

Systems rarely work well under pressure. When you consider the crippling and constant avalanche of work, the demands in terms of policy/law/governance, researcher and institutional demands for speed and rigour, and the desire to do things well, it should be no surprise to learn that serving on a research ethics committee is sometimes described as a remorseless pressure cooker. It also shouldn’t be a surprise if matters fall short of best practice. If your institution/committee/research community is having those kinds of problems AHRECS can help with some constructive ideas.

Friday afternoon’s funny – Significant risk in whose opinion?0

Posted by Admin in on August 4, 2017
 

Cartoon by Don Mayne www.researchcartoons.com

The conduct of research ethics review often involves an assessment of the significance of risk, but will the participants view the risk in the same way? Lay and other community members should be able to bring that perspective to the review, as sometimes can academics from other disciplines, but how much ‘space’ is there for voicing such reservations or are they so long-serving they have become jaded by business as usual?

Principles and Guidelines for ethical research and evaluation in development – ACFID (Codes and Resource material | July 2017)0

Posted by Admin in on July 30, 2017
 

Background
This document is intended to promote and support improved development practice in the areas of research and evaluation, to raise awareness, and to assist in the identification of ethical issues so that well-considered decisions can be made and justified. Ethical principles are considered most important as ethical practice in
research and evaluation relies on active self-reflection, discretion, judgement and appreciation of context.

This document was prepared by Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), in consultation with its member organisations, academic partners and the ACFID University Network. It was developed to assist ACFID members and is aligned with the ACFID Code of Conduct.1 In particular, the principles proposed here complement the values that underpin the work of ACFID members in aid and development represented in this Code of Conduct.2

The principles outlined here are based on and extend existing internationally recognised ethical research principles and guidance for data collection with human participants. The extensions include an emphasis on cross-cultural elements, power relations, capacity building and understanding the ‘development’ imperative within research practice conducted with and through non-governmental organisations.

Read the rest of the Code
Access the new ACFID resources to accompany the Code

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