Towards some answers to the questions of ethics in collaborative research

De George-Walker, Linda and Arden, Catherine H. and Danaher, Patrick Alan (2010) Towards some answers to the questions of ethics in collaborative research. In: Sustaining synergies: collaborative research and researching collaboration. Post Pressed, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 114-135. ISBN 978-1-921214-74-5

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Abstract

The questions of ethics in collaborative research derive fundamentally from the collaborating researchers’ respective worldviews and value systems. Developing appropriate and effective answers to those questions depends partly on the researchers’ willingness and capacity to make explicit and hold up for examination otherwise unconscious and hence uncontested aspects of their attitudes and values – no easy task. As one way of addressing these questions, this chapter records the authors’ exploration of this crucial yet risky process by presenting and critiquing their shared engagement with completing three challenging statements: “To me, good research is:”; “My research benefits:”; and “Ethical collaborative research involves:”. The authors elaborate the conceptual resources, methodological assumptions and life experiences that each brings to responding to these statements; in addition, by means of a focused conversation, they articulate some of the synergies uniting their outlooks as well as the potential areas of disagreement and dissent. The chapter concludes by presenting selected aspects of the authors’ ethical stance regarding collaborative research and possible implications of that stance for the broader research team’s operations and sustainability.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 9. Accepted version deposited with blanket permission of publisher. Print copy held USQ Library 001.4 Sus.
Depositing User: Ms Melanie Cameron
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2011 05:10
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2014 01:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaborative research, team research, collaboration, research ethics, ethical research
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190302 Professional Writing
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220107 Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9265

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