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Further learning with Deakin and Griffith

Thank you for joining in with us for Why Ethics Matter, offered by Griffith University and Deakin University. We hope you enjoyed this course and found the learning materials stimulating …

Application submitted. What now?

Waiting for a response after submitting your ethics application can be nerve wracking. What are the possible outcomes? Let’s take a brief look at the possible outcomes of an Ethics …

Portfolio Activity

Let’s put theory into practice and complete a piece for your portfolio. To apply a framework of ethical rigour to your project, think about your answers to each of the …

Congratulations on completing the course

Let’s take a moment to celebrate all that we have achieved together and reflect on our learning over the past two weeks. Thanks for joining us. We hope you’ve enjoyed …

Getting my ethics application right

It’s time to start putting it all together and take the next step toward preparing for an ethics application. The requirement to submit an ethics application is standard practice for …

Repercussions of unethical behaviour

Your ethical obligations are no laughing matter. Let’s look at what’s at stake. If your research proposal does not meet the ethical requirements set down by your supervising institution, it …

Have you ‘done’ ethics yet?

Submitting your ethics application is a key milestone in your research journey. In the research community, the question: ‘have you done ethics yet?’ is a popular one. So, what does …

Identifying conflicts of interest

Conflicts of interest in research are a big deal. You must identify and disclose any that exist or do arise in the course of your project. The problem with conflicts …

Published work is under the spotlight

The research community is not forgiving. Take care to protect your academic integrity and avoid the penalties and embarrassment associated with misconduct. Your research is not complete until the findings …

Acknowledging and managing bias

Ethical research requires you to reflect, identify and respond to your biases. Let’s see why. Let’s say you have a hypothesis (theory) which you have turned over in your mind …

Considerations for animal research

Research involving animals is an explosive topic internationally. Let’s explore the key ethical issues. The BBC (2014) sums up the two basic positions on animal experimentation in our society today …

Research involving people

You’ll need to follow specific protocols when working with human participants in order to meet your ethical obligations. Last week, we reflected on a number of well-known research scandals that …

Vulnerable populations

Some research participants require more sensitivity and safeguarding. Does the focus of your research centre around a marginalised or vulnerable individual or group of people? If so, you will need …

The week in review

Congratulations on making it this far into the course. Let’s reflect on what we have covered. This week we explored key ethical principles. A deep understanding of these will help …

Welcome back

We hope you’re enjoying the learning journey and are looking forward to wrapping up the course this week. As you now know, the study of ethics is all about determining …