Ethics in qualitative language education research

Anderson, C. (2017) Ethics in qualitative language education research. In: Mirhosseini, S., ed. Reflections on Qualitative Research in Language and Literacy Education. 1st ed. Educational Linguistics (29). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. pp. 59-73 ISBN 9783319491387

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For those involved in human research, ethics plays an important part of the research process at the level of seeking approval for research projects from institutional review boards or following the prescriptions of codes of practice of professional and disciplinary associations. Ethics, however, can extend beyond protocols and regulations playing a role in the day-to-day decision making process of doing research and being a teacher. Ethics has a far broader role for an academic discipline as it can be used to address questions regarding the scope, nature and purpose of a discipline. Ethics, however, has often played a peripheral role in second language education even though it plays a fundamental role within other disciplines in terms of research and practice, e.g. psychology. It is argued that the causes of this peripheral position have to do with its relationship to applied linguistics and linguistics.

The chapter ends with a case study from my own research to illustrate not only the kind of ethics-related issues that occur in qualitative language education research but also to emphasize the central role it in fact has.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethics; applied linguistics; second language research; qualitative research
Subjects: L Education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Language Studies and Applied Linguistics
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Depositing User: Dr Christopher Anderson
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 15:37
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2018 15:37

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