Ethics

Ethics

The 2nd Edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans” contains a new section on ethical requirements for research involving Aboriginal peoples.
York University has formulated policies for conduct of research involving human participants. This policy applies to all Faculties and the Libraries of the University. This policy is intended to serve as joint protection for the researcher, the study participant and the University in order to ensure attention to various rights and responsibilities of the...
The Considerations and Templates for Ethical Research Practices is an adaptation of the Assembly of First Nations’ 1999 paper entitled Template for a Community Code of Ethics in Research and Data Sharing Protocols that provides practical guidance to communities interested in developing their own research policies and protocols. The most useful feature of...
Canadian Evaluation Society's guidelines for ethical research.
This paper presents a feminist and community psychology analysis of ethical concerns that can arise throughout the process of doing research with women who are homeless. The unique contexts of the lives of women who are homeless demand that researchers redefine traditional ethical constructs such as consent, privacy, harm, and bias. Research that fails to...
Book Review: Conducting ethical and rigorous research to document health inequalities among marginalised populations is particularly difficult, especially when those populations may be seen as politically contentious. In the editors’ words, ‘Researching the margins’ is “a book about how to be a researcher with marginalised communities rather than a book...
Aboriginal KT – using research to create positive change – is an ethical issue and pursuit. Canada’s Aboriginal (First Nation, Inuit, and Métis) Peoples are Canada’s First Peoples; as such, they have unique rights and responsibilities. Thus, research involving Aboriginal people requires particular consideration. Ethical guidelines have been articulated by...
This paper focuses on some of the ethical issues which may arise when conducting research in the context of homelessness. These issues are considered from the viewpoints of researchers, research coordinators and interviewers, drawing from their extensive real world experience. In addition to negotiating the complex context of homelessness, community-based...
First Nations need to protect all information concerning themselves, their traditional knowledge and culture, including information resulting from research. The principles of Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP) enable self-determination over all research concerning First Nations. It offers a way for First Nations to make decisions regarding...
This paper is based on ethical principles introduced in a chapter by Marc G. Stevenson entitled Negotiating Research Relationships with Aboriginal Communities: Ethical Considerations and Principles (Stevenson and Natcher 2009: 197-210). The reader is encouraged to consult this work for a better understanding of the full context in which these ethical...

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