Category Archives: ethics

why blog your field work?

Over the last week I’ve posted every day about the ethnographic research I was doing at the Tate Summer School, research carried out with the Tate Schools and Teachers team. Why? Why did I interrupt my normal flow of writing … Continue reading

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don’t be a BAW – Badly-behaved Academic Writer

I was recently asked to talk to doctoral researchers about bad academic behaviour. Not in general, but bad behaviour specifically in relation to writing for publication. I came up with the following list. The Badly-behaved Academic Writer, or BAW for … Continue reading

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thesis know-how – reporting on ‘ethics’

I’ve read a number of theses which take a pretty cursory approach to ethical matters. The most worrying are those that simply make a short statement which reports that the research was approved by the relevant university ethics committee and/or … Continue reading

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doctoral research, ethics and the digital

Last Friday I was part of a workshop on doctoral research and ethics held at the Cambridge School of Education. Anna Robinson Pant began the day talking about cultural dilemmas in academic writing and doctoral research. She has written a … Continue reading

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anonymity in research – how now?

Most of us are now very findable online. It is not impossible, once you have someone’s name, to find out where they work and who they work with. Linked in, facebook, twitter, electoral rolls and so on all provide readily … Continue reading

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anticipate the unexpected reader

People like me, people who teach about writing, are always wittering on about the importance of writing with a reader in mind. This is important, we say, because if you write for a particular reader you can connect what you … Continue reading

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messy research: the ethics of recruiting participants

This guest blog by Dr Simon Bailey, a research fellow at the Manchester Business School, addresses a very messy area in research – that of the basis on which we recruit people to our projects. WHAT’VE THE RESEARCHERS EVER DONE … Continue reading

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