Reflecting on Ethics
Dr Fiona Beals
What are ethics
An ethical dilemma
The ethical research journey
Working ethically: the counsellor
Working ethically: the r...
Codes of Ethics
Professional vs Research
The history of research ethics
Informed Consent
Confidentiality
No harm
Qualitati...
Ethical dilemmas
The ethical research journey
Where does ethics
start?
Where does it finish?
What should we learn
along the way?
What about...
Working ethically:Youth Work
Code of Ethics
More than a
bureaucratic process
Involves action and
reflection
Working ethically: the researcher
The type of research you are doing and the type of
methodology you are using determines how ethics will
inform your resear...
Know what the committee wants in addition to your
application:
• use of institutional resources or valid explanation
• cop...
Ethics is more than form filling it is a way of working and living in
research
Ethics continues throughout the research pr...
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The ethical journey

  1. 1. Reflecting on Ethics Dr Fiona Beals
  2. 2. What are ethics An ethical dilemma The ethical research journey Working ethically: the counsellor Working ethically: the researcher Ethics and research Getting through ethics Ethical Lessons Overview
  3. 3. Codes of Ethics Professional vs Research The history of research ethics Informed Consent Confidentiality No harm Qualitative Research vs Quantitative Research CatalyticValidity What are ethics
  4. 4. Ethical dilemmas
  5. 5. The ethical research journey Where does ethics start? Where does it finish? What should we learn along the way? What about NGO research?
  6. 6. Working ethically:Youth Work Code of Ethics More than a bureaucratic process Involves action and reflection
  7. 7. Working ethically: the researcher
  8. 8. The type of research you are doing and the type of methodology you are using determines how ethics will inform your research Ethics and research
  9. 9. Know what the committee wants in addition to your application: • use of institutional resources or valid explanation • copies of instruments, consent/information forms or valid explanation • letterheads on all information to participants • lockable storage/passwords etc But what if there is no committee? • Create a plan! Getting through ethics applications
  10. 10. Ethics is more than form filling it is a way of working and living in research Ethics continues throughout the research project - not just at the beginning For many students in tertiary institutions the bureaucratic process of ethics tends to blind our eyes from the purpose of ethics Ethical Lessons

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