Title

Ethical pitfalls and political perils of classroom-based research

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

WAIER

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Education

RAS ID

2322

Comments

This article was originally published as: Forster, P. A. (2003). Ethical pitfalls and political perils of classroom-based research. Issues in Educational Research, 13(1), 53-65. Original available here

Abstract

This paper addresses ethical and political dilemmas of classroom-based research. Ethical stances associated with research purpose, informed consent, epistemology, trust and anonymity are discussed. In addition, I touch briefly on the politics of relations with research participants and the politics of institutional life. The paper is a personal account of ethical implications of the conduct of my doctoral study and is the result of critical reflection on the study at its conclusion. The intended audience is doctoral and other post-graduate students who are about to undertake research projects or who are in the midst of a project.