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FASS522 Ethics in Arts & Social Science Research


Module description

This is a short module that is designed to introduce you to some of the key ethical issues that researchers experience and deal with in the process of designing and undertaking their research. The module is aimed at those of you who undertake research in the UK or in non-Western environments. You will be introduced to a variety of examples of ethical dilemmas and questions taken from the research literature as well as from the tutor's own research experience. Sessions will include case studies in a variety of research environments. There will be plenty of opportunity for you to discuss ethical issues arising from your own research experiences.

The three two-hour sessions will include:

  • A general overview of ethical issues in arts and social research
  • An introduction to the current practices and policies of ethics guidelines and approvals
  • The ethics of, and ethical issues arising from, conducting research in non-western settings
  • How to comply with the University's ethics standards and rules


Aims and objectives

  • To raise awareness of ethical issues in arts and social research
  • To help students think through the ethical implications of their own planned research
  • To help students with the ethics approval process


Reading list

Flynn, Reinicke, L. and Goldsmith, Ronal E. 2012. Case Studies for Ethics in Academic Research in the Social Sciences. Los Angeles: Sage

Miller, T., Birch, M., Mauthner, M. and Jesop, J. 2012. Ethics in qualitative research. Los Angeles: Sage.

Web based resource:

Lancaster University information and guidelines on ethics:


Timing and Location




28/04/15 - 12/05/15

Number of sessions:

3 x 2 hour sessions

Timing and Location:

Tuesdays, 10.00-12.00, Charles Carter A16


Additional information

Minimum quota: 6

Maximum quota: 25

Charge to non-FASS departments: £133


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