Becoming an ethical researcher
Becoming an ethical researcher

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This free course was written by Alison Fox, Deborah Cooper and Clare Lee, with welcome contributions and feedback from Gill Clifton, Claire Hewson, John Oates and Simon Rea. It was first published in October 2020.

With thanks also to Open University colleagues Dr Alison Buckler for their audio account and to Dr Claire Lee for the background for Case Study 5.2. To read more about how this particular RCT was designed see:

Wiliam, D., Lee, C., Harrison, C., & Black, P. (2004). Teachers developing assessment for learning: impact on student achievement. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 11 (1), 49-65. doi:10.1080/0969594042000208994

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