Ethics Is The Science Of Human Duty

1134 WordsSep 13, 20155 Pages
PART C According to the Webster’s dictionary (1913) ethics is the science of human duty; the body of rules of duty drawn from this science; a particular system of principles and rules concerting duty, whether true or false; rules of practice in respect to a single class of human actions. When we think about ethics in the normal context we think of right or wrong actions directed on humans or animals. More specifically, in educational research when we think about ethics we have to consider five main principals that have to be followed by the researcher: autonomy, veracity, non-maleficence, beneficence and justice. Ethical issues arise at all stages of the research process. What a researcher thinks is perfectly acceptable may not be perceived for the interviewed people. This risk cannot be completely eliminated, but it is possible to minimise it by acting honestly, following procedures and receiving ethics approval from Ethics Committee prior to conducting the research. Provided ethical issue gives information about interviewing families in Perth by a research student prior to Ethics Committee approval. According to Australian code for the responsible conduct of research (The Code) (2015) this action is classified as research misconduct (p. 10.2) and violates a number of ethical principles. The interviewed families might have children or young people which may or may not be involved in interviewing process. There might be family members with a cognitive impairment,
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