Doing Ethical Research



Organised by:

University of Liverpool


Louise Hardwick


Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)


To register, please email the Learning and Teaching Team at


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University of Liverpool
L69 3BX


Please note that this session is scheduled for 15/02/2022 at 3pm-5pm 

The aims of this short course are:

1. To develop an understanding of the philosophical theories and principles underpinning ethical practice in research.

2. To develop an understanding of the legal and regulatory issues that underpin the formal ethical review process.

3. To develop an awareness of ethical considerations when working with the contested categories of ‘vulnerable’ groups and with sensitive topics and issues (the ethics of care).

4. To develop skills at balancing dilemmas in research ethics.


There are also 4 Learning Outcomes which are:

(LO1) To produce a critical review of an ethical issue(s) related to your research investigation

(LO2) To demonstrate understanding of the theoretical and regulatory issues supporting good ethical research practice

(LO3) To demonstrate how to apply these theoretical and regulatory issues in practice

(LO4) To demonstrate skills in balancing dilemmas in research ethics




The Short Courses in Social Research Methods cost £100 As members of the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership students from the University of Liverpool, Lancaster University, University of Manchester or Keele University are not required to pay for these courses. To register, please email the Learning and Teaching Team at Once an available module space has been confirmed by the team you will ne sent a link to provide the online payment of £100 and complete your registration.

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