Ethics in qualitative language education research

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Anderson, C. 2017. Ethics in qualitative language education research. in: Mirhosseini, S. (ed.) Reflections on Qualitative Research in Language and Literacy Education Cham, Switzerland Springer.
AuthorsAnderson, C.
EditorsMirhosseini, S.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsEthics; applied linguistics; second language research; qualitative research
Year2017
Book titleReflections on Qualitative Research in Language and Literacy Education
PublisherSpringer
Output statusPublished
Place of publicationCham, Switzerland
Edition1st
SeriesEducational Linguistics
ISBN9783319491387
Publication dates
Print24 Jan 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited04 Apr 2018
Related URLhttp://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319491387
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