Research Ethics Workshop
This online workshop has been organised by the Well-being, Health and Communities (WHC) Pathway and is open to ESRC and non-ESRC funded PhD and MA Social Research students within the WHC Pathway across the WRDTP partner universities. Students from other Pathways are welcome to attend.
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.
Students will learn to recognise the importance of context for ethical decision-making, understand why ethics are about more than filling in a form, and know how to think and act ethically throughout their research work.
Please note: This workshop consists of 3 sessions, taking place on the 16th, 17th and 18th May 2022 between 10.30am and 12.30pm on all 3 days. It is highly recommended that you ensure you are available on all three dates in order to benefit from this training
SpeakerIndependent Researcher, We Research It
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).
OrganiserResearch Fellow, Faculty of Health Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University
This training session will be delivered via Blackboard Collaborate.
PLEASE NOTE: Our online training sessions will be recorded and will be available on the VIRE in an edited format for those students who cannot attend. If you wish to join this session but do not wish for your contributions to be included in the edited VIRE resource, please ensure that you select NO when prompted in the online booking form regarding recording.