Resources: Research Ethics Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

 

Thinking About Your Participants: Ethical considerations in research with specific populations

This Research Ethics Seminar has been postponed. A new date and time will be announced when confirmed. Join the mailing list for updates. 

Research with different groups of people involve different ethical considerations. We invite Professor Bruce Smyth, Dr Helen Taylor and Ms Alyssa Morse to to discuss some of the key challenges of conducting of research with (a) children, young people and families; (b) people overseas; and (c) mental health consumers and carers. This panel will share practical tips for dealing with these challenges.

For more information on the event, visit: anu-ethics-seminar.eventbrite.com.au

 

Recordings of Past Seminars

Please note that the views expressed in the videos below are those of the speakers and not necessarily of the Ethics Office. 

 

Evaluating alternatives to in-depth face-to-face interviews

11 June 2020

Sally Davis (PhD Candidate in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies) discusses the ethical and methodological pros and cons of gathering data via online video conferencing and messaging applications, and safely maintaining social distance from research participants.

Abstract: Given the recent impacts of the Covid-19 crisis, many social science researchers are facing their own individual dilemmas in the data gathering stage of their research design, now having to maintain social distance from research participants without exposing them to discomfort or harm. This presentation is about how I’ve worked through the ethical and methodological pros and cons of gathering data via online Video conferencing and messaging applications in order to move forward with a research project that is still just as important as it was prior to Covid 19; the personal security of women in a high intensity conflict zone. 

 

 

Research involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

17 September 2019

The Ethics Office and the Centre for Social Research and Methods held a seminar on research involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The speakers were Professor Dennis Foley (Professor of Indigenous Entrepreneurship, University of Canberra) and Professor Michael Martin (Chair of the University Human Research Ethics Committee).

Dennis Foley (Professor of Indigenous Entrepreneurship, University of Canberra)

Part One

Due to technical issues, the first part of Professor Foley's talk is unavailable. An annotated Powerpoint Presentation (with transcript) has been provided for this section.

Part Two

 

Question and answer session

A transcript of questions and answers after the talks is provided below. Questions have been edited for length and clarity.

 
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