Category Archives: Ethical Issues

Ethics in research: follow-up 5

I’m intrigued by discussion in this forum of higher education about the notion of vulnerability. Unless I’m mistaken, there is the possibility that we are talking about different things. I should preface my comments with something that Williams brought up … Continue reading

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Ethics in research: follow-up 4

Thanks for alerting me to the Clark and Shaft (2007) that expertly addresses the multiple potential for truths in a single event. Their observation that “multiple conceptions of truth or ‘right’ may, at times, come into direct conflict” (p. 400) … Continue reading

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Ethics in research: follow-up 3

I can fully appreciate the reluctance of Japanese students being unwilling to respond to research participant requests. The collective nature of the Japanese society produces responses ranging from outright ignoring the requests to being offended when those outside of the … Continue reading

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Ethics in research: follow-up 2

I’m afraid that I can’t offer any practical examples of ethical dilemmas from my own practice, because the issue of ethics in social sciences in Japan is for the moment a non-starter. In Module 5, for example, candidates need to … Continue reading

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Ethics in research: follow-up 1

In reference to L’s dilemma, I’d like to expand on something L mentioned briefly that Williams (2012) also glossed over in the video. The topic of truth deserves further investigation because it points to an epistemology of conflict that may … Continue reading

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Ethical Issues for Practical Research week

Following close on the heels of the 10-week module on values in education came the week-long “masterclass” on how research is impacted by ethical considerations. In summary, I left the week more frustrated than ever before. I was hoping for … Continue reading

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