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ESRC Research Training Programme
Ethics and Ethical Practice in Social Science Research
Core to all good social science research is a commitment to ethical practice in the development, undertaking, analysis and dissemination of that research. The growing range and sophistication of research also draws attention to the need for more explicit understandings of what constitutes good practice for all social scientists.
Heightened awareness of the complexity of human-centred research in Universities and other institutions has also created demand for more formalised ethical review processes and greater awareness raising amongst researchers about what constitutes ethically sound research and how to operationalise this in practice.
Ethical review, while important, is only part of the story. Understanding how best to deal with situations where adherence to formalised ethical guidance may be problematic (for example in some non-UK research) and how to cope with the unexpected ethical dilemmas that arise in the field are also of crucial importance in undertaking ethically sound research.
The training offered in this 3-year ESRC funded training initiative approaches ethics in two distinct ways:
The implications and issues raised by different methodologies also form a guiding principle of this training initiative.
Who are the trainers?
The research initiative is lead by an interdisciplinary team at Lancaster University including:
Each event will be convened and delivered by an interdisciplinary group of experts from across Lancaster University and beyond, giving participants access to a wide range of voices and expertise.
Who should attend the workshops?
Workshops are suitable for researchers at all levels including:
For additional information about this training initiative contact the programme administrator: Sheryl Coultas by email.
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