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1 Ethical considerations in educational research Eileen Honan and Christina Gitsaki

2 Seeking approval for the conduct of research Those who volunteer to be participants in research have their rights and needs respected and protected.

3 Doing ethical research Respecting participants Respecting participants Understanding issues related to power in the relations between researcher and researched Understanding issues related to power in the relations between researcher and researched Always ethical considerations in any act of research Always ethical considerations in any act of research

4 Ethical considerations Irrespective of the level of risk involved, research of a kind falling under the following chapters of the National Statement must be reviewed by one of the institutional ethics committees: –Interventions and therapies, including clinical and non-clinical trials, and innovations (Chapter 3.3) –Human genetics (Chapter 3.5) –Human stem cells (Chapter 3.6) –Women who are pregnant and human foetus (Chapter 4.1) –People highly dependent on medical care who may be unable to give consent (Chapter 4.4) –People with a cognitive impairment, an intellectual disability, or a mental illness (Chapter 4.5) –People who may be involved in illegal activities (Chapter 4.6) –Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (Chapter 4.7)

5 Vulnerable groups Where the research is focused on this particular group of participants. Where the research is focused on this particular group of participants. Implications for timing of application process Implications for timing of application process

6 Ethical considerations Power relations: Power relations: –Teacher as researcher –Your own class or school –Researching colleagues –Researcher as school principal Participants as research assistants Participants as research assistants –Collecting consent forms –Administering surveys Research participants understanding of their involvement Research participants understanding of their involvement –Language used in information sheets and consent forms


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