Radical Research Ethics - Online (few places remaining)


12/03/2024 - 13/03/2024

Organised by:

NCRM, University of Southampton


Dr Helen Kara


Intermediate (some prior knowledge)


Jacqui Thorp
Training and Capacity Building Co-Ordinator
National Centre for Research Methods
University of Southampton
Email: jmh6@soton.ac.uk

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Venue: Online


Ethical research is better quality research. This one day online course (taught over two mornings) 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 comittee can lead to the misleading sense of having 'done ethics'. This course shows you how to conduct research which is truly ethical. It also provides the opportunity for discussion of your own ethical dilemmas, if you wish.

The course covers:

*  Research ethics in context - ethical breaches past and present, ethics dumping, ethics activism

*  Potential ethical pitfalls at each stage of the research process, from question setting to aftercare

*  How to think and act ethically throught research

By the end of the course participants will:

*  Recognise the importance of context for ethical decision-making

*  Understand why they need to think and act ethically throughout research work

*  Be clearer about potential ethical pitfalls at different stages of the research process

*  Know how to approach ethical thought and action ay any point of their research

Target Audience

Doctoral students. Early career researchers. Any discipline. Also practice-based/applied researchers. Possibly government researchers too, and independent researchers.

Programme TBC

Day One

09:30  Welcome and introductions

09:45  Research ethics in context: presentation

10:10  Discussion exercise

10:20  Video and discussion

10:40  Ethical research planning and design: discussion

10:50  Ethical context-setting: discussion

11:00  Tea/Coffee Break

11:15  Ethical data gathering: discussion

11:35  Ethical data analysis: discussion

11:45  Ethical reporting: discussion

11:55  Ethical presentation: discussion

12:05  Ethical dissemination: discussion

12:15  Ethical aftercase: discussion

12:25  Q&A

12:30  Close

Day Two

09:30  Welcome, questions arising from Day 1

09:45  Global ethics: short presentation, videos and discussion

10:15  Researchers wellbeing: discussion

10:30  Discussion exercise

10:45  Feedback

11:00  Tea/Coffee Break

11:15  Real-life ethical dilemmas from research #1

11:35  Real-life ethical dilemmas from research #2

11:55  Real-life ethical dilemmas from research #3

12:15  Q7A

12:20  Individual commitments

12:30  Close



The fee per teaching day is:• £30 per day for registered students• £60 per day for staff at academic institutions, Research Councils researchers, public sector staff, staff at registered charity organisations and recognised research institutions. • £100 per day for all other participantsIn the event of cancellation by the delegate a full refund of the course fee is available up to two weeks prior to the course. No refunds are available after this date.If it is no longer possible to run a course due to circumstances beyond its control, NCRM reserves the right to cancel the course at its sole discretion at any time prior to the event. In this event every effort will be made to reschedule the course. If this is not possible or the new date is inconvenient a full refund of the course fee will be given. NCRM shall not be liable for any costs, losses or expenses that may be incurred as a result of the cancellation of a course. The University of Southampton’s Online Store T&Cs also continue to apply.

Website and registration:


South East


Mixed Methods Data Handling and Data Analysis, Research Management and Impact, Research Ethics, Radical Research Ethics

Related publications and presentations:

Mixed Methods Data Handling and Data Analysis
Research Management and Impact
Research Ethics

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