Part of the popular BERA/SAGE Research Methods in Education series, this is the first book to specifically focus on the ethics of Education research. Drawn from the authors’ experiences in the UK, Australia and mainland Europe and with contributions from across the globe, this clear and accessible book includes a wide range of examples The authors show how to: identify ethical issues which may arise with any research project gain informed consent provide information in the right way to participants present and disseminate findings in line with ethical guidelines All researchers, irrespective of whether they are postgraduate students, practising teachers or seasoned academics, will find this book extremely valuable for its rigorous and critical discussion of theory and its strong practical focus. Rachel Brooks is Professor of Sociology and Head of the Sociology Department at the University of Surrey, UK. Kitty te Riele is Principal Research Fellow in the Victoria Institute for Education, Diversity and Lifelong Learning, at Victoria University in Australia. Meg Maguire is Professor of Sociology of Education at King’s College London.



Lauren had completed her PhD, which was an ethnographic investigation of the professional identity of a group of women lecturers working in a Christian teacher education institution. Two years later, Lauren was still using her data set in order to write articles and papers for possible publication. One of her key participants, Aysi, had talked passionately about her work and her commitment. She also talked (on tape) about how her sexuality meant that she sometimes felt she had to ‘keep my head down and not take risks’ in her workplace. Lauren had given Aysi assurances that she would not use this personal information as Aysi was concerned that other colleagues might read the PhD and would be able to identify her from other ...

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