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Approaches to research ethics
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Research Ethics in a New Era

with Dr. Lea Sgier

  • Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Two Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Workshop Description

This workshop is an introduction to key issues in social science research ethics, with a double goal: 1. To equip participants with a basic understanding of what is and why it matters; 2. To help participants to better understand the expectations of research ethics committees when laying out the research ethics sections of a research proposal (whether a funding proposal, a PhD proposal, or other). This workshop will first introduce the various core principles of research ethics in a new era (such as informed consent, confidentiality, harm limitation, and research integrity) and illustrate these using real-life examples of both qualitative and quantitative research. These illustrative examples will help demonstrate the types of dilemmas that can arise when conducting such research (including the necessity to ensure consent in demonstrable ways vs the necessity to remain culturally sensitive) and provide the opportunity to discuss ways to solve such issues. Secondly, in this workshop we will discuss the nature and challenges posed by the research ethics procedures put in place by universities or funding bodies, as well as how to respond efficiently and clearly to the expectations of ethics boards. For more details see:

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