Ethical Dilemmas in Educational Research: Considering challenges and risks in practice

27th February 2023 : 15:30 - 17:00

Category: Seminar

Speaker: Dr Carol Brown, Professor Mary Wild, Professor Jane Spiro & Dr Linda Shaw (Oxford Brookes University)

Location: Department of Education - room TBC

Convener: Jo-Anne Baird

Audience: University of Oxford

Ethical dilemmas confront all educational researchers, and the literature is replete with example and with administrative ways of processing them.  This seminar focuses upon real-life and inclusive examples of dilemmas, looking at how they might be resolved.  It draws upon different perspectives, both methodologically and theoretical. Presentations are based upon a recent book, Ethical Dilemmas in Education: Considering Learning Contexts in Practice, with an emphasis upon

  • Researcher reflexivity, wellbeing and ethical safety
  • Starting with self
  • Jolts in the margins: probing the ethical dimensions of post-paradigms in educational research
  • The hidden lives of ethics

Following brief presentations on each of the above topics, there will be a discussion on ethical dilemmas encountered by the researchers present, both as presenters and in the audience.