Ethics and educational research: philosophical perspectives
Aims of this resource
In common with all forms of research which involve the study of human beings educational research raises questions as to (i) the obligations which are properly imposed on a researcher out of respect for the interests or rights of participants in the research and out of care for them as persons, but also, and especially where the researcher is investigating people in positions of power, (ii) the rights and obligations of the researcher in the service of wider public and academic understanding. We have to ask: what are these obligations? And, in a slightly more philosophical vein, how can we determine what they are? How do we know? By reference to what broader considerations can we resolve competing claims? This is, broadly speaking, the terrain of research ethics, which this site will be seeking to discuss and to inform.
Initially, at least, we are organising materials under the following headings. Click on the appropriate part of the menu to go to this part of the site, where you will find:
- (i) a brief introduction
- (ii) references to some of the literature
- (iii) texts in word or pdf format
- (iv) cross references to other sites.
|How to reference this page:
||Bridges, D., Gingell, J., Suissa, J., Watts, M. and Winch, C. (2007) Ethics and educational research: philosophical perspectives. London: TLRP. Online at http://www.tlrp.org/capacity/rm/wt/bridges (accessed