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.
Following an encounter with an ex-prisoner in his undergraduate Sociology of Education class, Gustav decides to embark on a new research direction to explore the educational opportunities provided within juvenile justice facilities. Gustav has previously conducted research on the educational experiences of young refugees and on students’ sexualities. He wants his research to empower and give voice to marginalized groups. For this new project he needs approval not only from his university ethics committee but also from the prison service. The former is concerned about participants disclosing illegal activities and the possibility of Gustav and his data being subject to a court subpoena. The latter wishes to control exactly who he can include in his research before granting access. Is this project just ...