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FASS522 Ethics in Arts & Social Science Research
This is a short module that is designed to introduce students to some of the key ethical issues that researchers experience and deal with in the process of designing and undertaking their research. The module is aimed at students undertaking research in both UK and non-Western environments. Students will be introduced to a variety of examples of ethical dilemmas and questions taken from the research literature as well as from the tutor's own research experience. Sessions will include case studies in UK and non-Western environments as well as providing opportunities for students to discuss ethical issues arising from their own research experiences.
The three two-hour sessions will include:
Aims and objectives
· To raise awareness of ethical issues in arts and social research
· To examine a variety of ethical issues that may arise as part of doing research in the arts and social sciences
· To help students think through the ethical implications of their own planned research
Israel, M. and Hay, I. (2006), ResearchEthics for Social Scientists, London, Sage.
Liamputtong, P. (2007), Researching the Vulnerable, London: Sage.
Macfarlane, B. (2009), Researching with integrity: the ethics of academic enquiry, London, Routledge.
Mauthner, M. Birch, M., Jessop, J. & Miller, T. (eds) (2002), Ethics in Qualitative Research, London, Sage.
Oliver, P. (2004),The Student's Guide to Research Ethics, Maidenhead, Berks, OU Press.
Smith,E. & Williamson, E. (eds) (2004) Researchers and their 'subjects': ethics, power, knowledge and consent, Bristol, Policy Press.
Web based resources:
Lancaster University Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Ethics Resource
"Ethical Guidelines for Social Research with Human Participants"
"Social Science Research Ethics"
Timing and Location
Minimum quota: 6
Maximum quota: 25
Charge to non-FASS departments: £128
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