SOCS5005 Social Research Ethics

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This intensive unit explores the range of ethical issues that social research generates. Topics such as the notion of doing no harm, requirements around informed consent, issues of conflicts of interest, working with vulnerable groups, the dissemination of results, and the role of values in research, are covered. Case studies are used to illustrate the range of ethical dilemmas across a number of contexts.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify the range of ethical issues that may arise in social research; (2) understand Australian human research ethics requirements and their application; (3) use ethical principles and reasoning to determine appropriate responses to particular ethical dilemmas in social research; and (4) complete an ethics application form.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) participation; (2) an ethics application and analysis; and (3) an oral presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Farida Fozdar and Professor Mark Israel
Contact hours
24 hours—taught intensively and may include evening and/or Saturday classes
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