Research Ethics Moodle
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This section introduces you to the purpose and value basis of research ethics - why it is important for every researcher and through the entire research process and every research career.
This course is built around the concept of 'ethics by design'. This translates to motivation and action to proactively engage with ethical issues in research work and design research to minimise issues and challenges. The ethics by design approach is further built on transparency and openness as the key values.
Subsection A1 will share experiences and theories why and how ethics is part of all research work.
The second subsection A2 will introduce you to basic ethical decision-making tools and the associated values.
Key Learning outcomes in this section are:*Recognise and analyse key research ethical questions
The planning phase of all research projects invites every researchers to consider and explore potential ethical issues within the planned work. This section of the course explores first in subsection B1 the research context from the perspective of conflict of interest. In sections B2 and B3 the focus is planning for data collection and data management. Finally, in subsection B4 the focus is on ethical issues related to collaboration and cooperation.
Learning outcomes for this section are:
1. Recognise and analyse key research ethical questions in data management and working with others.
2. Formulate ethical research plans and responses to ethical challenges by applying key ethical theories and approaches.
3. Recognise and understand key ethical principles guiding research.
4. Understand the Finnish Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines and processes for applying for research licence or ethical review.
5. Identify rights and responsibilities as a researcher
Research misconduct creates a risk to most research projects - defining falsification, fabrication and plagiarism is often required in each context. Research work is also influenced greatly by power structures. In this section two powerful relationships are explored, the one with your supervisor and the other with your funding sources.
Key learning outcomes for this section are:1. Formulate ethical research plans and responses to ethical challenges by applying key ethical theories and approaches
This section explores ethical issues and questions around sharing research results by publishing in journals, books, conferences and working as an expert. Sharing results is an essential part of research work for both the individual and the society. The ethical issues are often complicated and have a great importance to parties involved.
Learning outcomes for this section include an ability to:1. recognise and analyse key ethical questions in sharing research results in different ways