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Why is it important that ethical issues are considered when a research study is being planned?

Answer: Over the next few paragraphs I shall be examining the question above in more details. I shall summarise five ethical issues that need to be taken into account when planning research and then provide examples of these issues from research papers. The papers I shall be using are:

‘Negotiating Autonomy: Children’s Use of Time and Space in Rural Bolivia’ – Samantha Punch (2004)

‘Gender Play: Girls and Boys in School’ – Barrie Thorne (2004)

I will then draw a conclusion where I shall aim to summarise the main points of my arguments.

Ethical issues are relevant to all elements of the research process, up to and including dissemination. Research should be managed within an appropriate framework that includes an appropriate consideration of ethics, and when working with children and young people deliberation on their rights and viewpoints.

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  • Subject: Education
  • Course: EK310
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 86%
  • Words: 4555
  • Date submitted: January 09, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 53

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