Ethics & Phil of Rsc & Data Collect

This course will address the ethics of conducting scholarly research. The discussion of research ethics will include, but not be limited to, informed consent, protecting anonymity of participants, and ethical participant protocols. Discussions will address the limits of researchers' obligations, along with providing a detailed look at the process of applying for Institutional Review Board approval. This project will provide students with an overview of the range of data collection methods available to individuals undertaking research and to enable the student to consider the implications, application strengths and weaknesses of the various data collection methods. The module will also provide insight into the ways that such methods may be applied effectively and ethically in research. (6)

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