SoE research methods workshop 

Information for Masters students can be found on Blackboard 'Research Methods Workshops' in the ‘Masters Programmes’ course.

Selected ethics publications from SoE staff

Online links

References useful in considering ethical research with children

  • Gallagher, M., S. L. Haywood, et al. (2010) Negotiating Informed Consent with Children in School-Based Research: A Critical Review Children & Society 24(6), pp 471-482
  • Hill, M. (2005) Ethical considerations in researching children’s experiences in (Eds) Greene, S. and Hogan, D. Researching Children’s Experience: Approaches and methods  London: Sage, pp 61-86
  • Stalker, K. and Connors. C. (2003) Communicating with disabled children Adoption and Fostering 27(1), pp 26-35
  • Bath, C. (2011) Conceptualising listening to young children as an ethic of care in early childhood education and care Children and Society (accessed 29.11.11)
  • Porter, J., Ouvry, C., Morgan, M. and Downs, C. (2001) Interpreting the communication of people with profound and multiple learning difficulties British Journal of Learning Disabilities 29, pp 12-16
  • Abbott, D. (2010) Involving disabled children and young people in research and consultations in (ed) Greener, E., Holden, C. and Kilkey, M. Social Policy Review 22: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2010 Bristol: Policy Press

In print

  • Bauman, Zygmunt (1993) Postmodern Ethics. Oxford: Blackwell
  • David, M., Edwards, R. & Alldred, P. (2001) Children and school-based research: 'informed consent' or 'educated consent'. British Educational Research Journal 27(3) 347-365
  • Dye, L., Hendy, S., Hare, D. and Burton, M. (2004) Capacity to consent to participate in research - a recontextualization. British Journal of Learning Disabilities 32, 144-150
  • Etherington, K. et al. (2000) Narrative approaches to working with adult male survivors of sexual abuse: the clients', the counsellor's, and the researcher's stories. London: Jessica Kingsley. Chapter 22 (PDF, 82kB) concerns the negotiation of informed consent
  • Etherington K (1996) The Counsellor as researcher: boundary issues and critical dilemmas. Research Symposium. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling 24 (3) 339-346
  • Kulynych, J. (2002) Legal and ethical issues in neuroimaging research: human subjects protection, medical privacy, and the public communication of research results. Brain and Cognition 50, 345-357
  • Oliver, M. (1992) Changing the social relations of research production? Disability, Handicap & Society 7 (2): pp 101-114
  • Richardson, S. & McMullan, M. (2007), Research Ethics in the UK: What Can Sociology Learn from Health? Sociology, Vol.41, (6): pp 1115- 1132
  • Rodgers, J. (1999), Trying to Get it Right: undertaking research involving people with learning difficulties. Disability & Society, Vol.14, No.4: pp 421- 433
  • West, W. (2002) Some ethical dilemmas in counselling and counselling research. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling 30 (3) pp 261-268
  • Varela, F. (1999) Ethical know-how: action, wisdom, and cognition. Stanford, CA.: Stanford University Press
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