People Studying People – Online Course








Last updated on April 25, 2024 2:33 pm

Explore the value of ethical thinking for research, using an ethical appraisal framework to develop and evaluate studies.

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for current or aspiring researchers in Social Science, Arts or the Humanities. You may have a research project in mind or one that is underway. It would also suit those with broader interests in evaluating research involving human participants, including those as potential participants.

What topics will you cover?

The importance of ethical thinking to studying society

What constitutes unethical research

What makes research worthwhile

What a researcher can do to maximise the benefits of a study

What is responsible research

Which legislation and regulations researchers should consider

What is respectful research

Showing sensitivity, empathy and protecting vulnerable groups in research

Ethical issues associated with ‘insider’ and ‘outsider’ researcher roles

How researchers can feel confident that they are ‘doing the right thing’

Maintaining ethicality during fieldwork

Maintaining ethicality when reporting and disseminating

Practical applications of ethical thinking to support research

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Reflect on the value of thinking ethically about social science research

Apply consequential principles of ethical thinking to identifying a research focus

Identify the range of responsibilities of a social science researcher

Explore approaches to developing respectful research relationships

Apply deontological principles of ethical thinking to meeting researcher obligations

Develop informed decisions about what constitutes ethical social science research

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