Ethics and Practicalities in undertaking an Educational Research: some issues


Research contributes new knowledge in the universe of knowledge in many ways but an effective research design is a must. A research design is comprised of several issues, such as, data collection and analysis methods, and techniques. However, research ethics and practical aspects of the context also play a significant role for getting rich data, reliable findings and eventually to generalise the results. This paper narrates the story of the ethical and practical issues encountered during my Ph.D fieldwork. This study demonstrates the ethical issues such as, to maintain confidentiality of the data collected, to make sure of participants’ mental, physical, financial, and professional safety and security. This article further explores the practical issues, for examples, access in the filed, rapport building, informed consent, transport and communication, weather condition of the research contexts, and participant teachers’ training schedule. An analytical approached is undertaken to carry out this research and an assessment has been made that could be of help for other scholars and researchers.


Keywords: Access, Ethics, Informed consent, Practicalities, Rapport building, educational research

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