Looking for ethical needles in a 62-year-old haystack, or unearthing gems in the mud?

De George-Walker, Linda and Danaher, Patrick Alan (2009) Looking for ethical needles in a 62-year-old haystack, or unearthing gems in the mud? International Journal of Disability, Development and Education , 56 (4). pp. 421-427. ISSN 1034-912X


Research ethics is a notoriously complex and contentious terrain to understand and traverse. While several metaphors have been deployed to portray that terrain and to suggest possible ways of navigating it, two in particular appeal to us. One–looking for needles in haystacks – is taken from the book under review here (Goldfarb, 2006). The other–unearthing gems in the mud–is borrowed (with permission and acknowledgment) from a colleague’s critically autoethnographic reflection on his previous research into Japanese university students’ attitudes towards different forms of addressing a foreign teacher in a conversational English class (Midgley, 2008).

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restrcited access to published verison due to publisher copyright policy. [Review essay] concerning Ethics: A case study from fluency, edited by R. Goldfarb, 2006, San Diego, CA, Plural Publishing, 207 pp. + index, ISBN 1-59756-010-3.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 10:29
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2014 05:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethics; research; professional integrity; communication disorders
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200399 Language Studies not elsewhere classified
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220107 Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950499 Religion and Ethics not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/10349120903306780
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19414

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