Online training


Online training
BYO computer, your house, your address


06 Feb 2023 - 08 Feb 2023


10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ethics Workshop

Please note that this is a three day course that runs from 10.30am – 12.30pm on Monday 6th February – Wednesday 8th February. By registering to attend, students are expected to attend all three days.

This training has been organised by the Well-being, Health and Communities (WHC) Pathway and is open to all ESRC and non-ESRC funded PhD and MA Social Research students within the WRDTP’s seven partner universities. Whilst this workshop is aimed at WHC students, PGRs from all seven interdisciplinary Pathways are welcome to attend.

Firstly what this course is not…it is not a ‘how to’ guide to completing your application for ethics committee approval. This course is designed to raise your awareness of why and how you need to think and act ethically in practice throughout your research work. The current system of ethical review by committee can lead to the misleading sense of having ‘done ethics’. This course shows you how to conduct research which is truly ethical, and demonstrates that ethical research is better quality research. It also provides the opportunity for discussion of your own ethical dilemmas, if you wish.

Dr Helen Kara

Dr Helen Kara

Dr Helen Kara has been an independent researcher since 1999 and also teaches research methods and ethics. She is not, and never has been, an academic, though she has learned to speak the language. In 2015 Helen was the first fully independent researcher to be conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research, University of Manchester. She has written several books and journal articles on research methods and ethics, including Creative Research Methods: A Practical Guide (2020 (2nd edn), Policy Press).

This training session will be delivered online – a link to the training course will be provided to delegates closer to the event.