Ethics and Education Research
- Rachel Brooks - University of Surrey, UK
- Kitty te Riele - Victoria University, Australia
- Meg Maguire - King's College London, UK
Part of the popular BERA/SAGE Research Methods in Education series, this is the first book to specifically focus on the ethics of Education research. Drawn from the authors’ experiences in the UK, Australia and mainland Europe and with contributions from across the globe, this clear and accessible book includes a wide range of examples
The authors show how to:
- identify ethical issues which may arise with any research project
- gain informed consent
- provide information in the right way to participants
- present and disseminate findings in line with ethical guidelines
All researchers, irrespective of whether they are postgraduate students, practising teachers or seasoned academics, will find this book extremely valuable for its rigorous and critical discussion of theory and its strong practical focus.
Rachel Brooks is Professor of Sociology and Head of the Sociology Department at the University of Surrey, UK.
Kitty te Riele is Principal Research Fellow in the Victoria Institute for Education, Diversity and Lifelong Learning, at Victoria University in Australia.
Meg Maguire is Professor of Sociology of Education at King’s College London.
'This book will become an indispensable resource for those engaging in research in educational institutions and with young people. It provides an even-handed discussion of the importance of ethical research while also balancing the needs of researchers and participants. More importantly, it moves well beyond an abstract discussion of ethics, by providing both novice and experienced researchers with invaluable hands-on advice on how to conduct studies that are ethical, responsible, empowering and meaningful. Anybody embarking on educational research or serving on Research Ethics Committees should read this book.'
‘This book moves well beyond an abstract discussion of ethics, providing both novice and experienced researchers with invaluable hands-on advice on how to conduct studies that are responsible, empowering and meaningful. Anybody embarking on educational research or serving on Research Ethics Committees should read this book.’
'Resplendent with concrete examples and insightful guidance, Ethics and Education Research is an invaluable resource for all researchers working educational contexts.’
'This book develops a fresh take on the ethical issues associated with conducting research in education. Guided by ‘ethical reflexivity’ the authors develop a new contribution to ethics which takes account of the challenges created by changes to legislation, frameworks and the dilemmas of conducting research that sits alongside professional practice.'
'This is what many of us have been waiting for - a book on educational research ethics that engages critically with the whole of the research process, from beginning to end. Not only that, but the scope is genuinely international and contemporary. This is an invaluable addition to the BERA series.'
'Ethics and Educational Research is an excellent text for researchers navigating the range of ethical issues and dilemmas that arise at each stage of the research process. By skillfully weaving together theory and practical examples, this book provokes clarity within a complex terrain and enhances reflective practice within the educational research community.'
The authors focus on ethics in the entire research process. The book does not only pay attention to the people who participate in scientific
research, the 'subjects'. Other ethical issues such as relevance of the research question, competence of the researchers, and also handling data, are discussed in detail. At the same time the authors have managed to give a clear structure to the book, from which specific topics can be easily retrieved.
Particularly useful resource for looking critically at ethical research.
An essential text to update assumptions and understanding around ethics in educational research
Useful book for those undertaking education research, only not adopted as the students who were thinking of studying education/learning as a dissertation did not do so. As a teacher I will look at using it to help develop my own research ideas.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Free chapter - Regulatory contexts