Ethics, sm’ethics.


Not that long-ago research was a wild west of methodology—leading to many ethical issues. While procedures exist to reduce the likelihood of unethical research, conducting research can be like walking a tightrope depending on the topic, population and procedures. This week, we will discuss what make ethical and unethical research, as well as what we can do to ensure that we are being ethical in our own research.


  • Kowalski et al. (2018). Ethics (Chpt. 3, pp. 42-62).
  • Creswell & Creswell (2018). Writing Strategies and Ethical Considerations (Chpt. 4, pp. 75-98). PDF available on Canvas.
  • Strike, K.A. (2006). The ethics of educational research. In J. L. Green, G. Camilli, & P. B. Elmore, (Eds.), Handbook of Complementary Methods in Education Research, (pp. 57-73). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.


Recorded Lecture & Slides