Is research with and on students ethically defensible?
Homan, R (2005) Is research with and on students ethically defensible? In: McNamee, M, ed. Philosophy and the science of exercise, health and sport. Routledge, London, pp. 219-233. ISBN 0-415-30016-9
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Under pressure to conduct research and write or publish, university tutors and teachers who are pursuing higher dgegarees frequently seek participants among their own students. Invariably the letter of the law is observed:participation is voluntary and consent properly informed. This paper, however, explores the aspects of the power relationship bewteen students and their teachers that belie the spirit of ethical guidelines. The right to refuse may be compromised by teh desire to cooperate witha tutor who in due time may be claled on as a referee. While the possiblity of psychological pressures is systematically rehearsed in the literature and guidance respecting consensual relationships between tutors and students, this paper prompts a parallel discussion with regard to the context of research in education.
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