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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.

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Figure 1: Chris Isherwood; licenses/ by-sa/ 2.0/

Figure 2: photograph: Indi Samarajiva; artwork Mika Tennekoon;

Figure 3: Ethics-in-practice in fragile contexts: Research in education for displaced persons, refugees and asylum seekers; BERA; Alison Fox, Sally Baker, Koula Charitonos, Victoria Jack, Barbara Moser-Mercer

Figure 4: harmishhk;

Figure 5: David Lewis; licenses/ by-nc-nd/ 2.0/

Figure 6: rawpixel; 123rf

Figure 7: elPadawan; licenses/ by-sa/ 2.0/


Activity 1: TESS-India project Classroom in Indian secondary school showing English as a second language learning and teaching[add link: about/ international-development/ projects-and-programmes/ tess-india]

Activity 6: Ellen Jerome and Samir Salih Informed Consent: in a patient’s shoes, winner of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh skills video competition, 2017. watch?v=g_LEAp7_isU

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