PGDS00EV Research Ethics

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/4/0. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Roman Švaříček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Petr Novotný, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences – Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences – Faculty of Arts
Tue 8:00–9:40 C41
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 2/15, only registered: 0/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/15
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the ethical aspects of conducting research.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course the student will be able to
- identify ethically sensitive aspects of their research project;
- conduct data collection, analysis, storage, and presentation in compliance with the curren ethical requirements;
- draft a high-quality informed consent form;
- apply for the ethical approval.
  • - the importance of ethical conduct in research
  • - ethical and legal aspects of research with human participants (treatment of data in terms of privacy, rewards to participants, potential harm to participants, deception)
  • - informed consent and what to include in it
  • - researching vulnerable populations
  • - MU ethics committee, how to apply for ethical approval
  • - workshop: discussion and analysis of the students' dissertation projects in terms of research ethics
    recommended literature
  • The student's guide to research ethics. Edited by Paul Oliver. 2nd ed. Maidenhead, England: Open University Press. vii, 180 p. ISBN 9780335240166. 2010. info
    not specified
  • ROLLIN, Bernard E. Science a ethics. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xii, 292. ISBN 0521857546. 2006. info
  • MACRINA, Francis L. Scintific integrity : text and cases in responsible conduct of research. 3rd ed. Washington, DC: ASM Press. xxv, 402. ISBN 1555813186. 2005. info
  • THOMPSON, Mel. Přehled etiky. Translated by Pavla Le Roch. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál. 167 s. ISBN 8071788066. 2004. info
  • Ethics in qualitative research. Edited by Melanie L. Mauthner. London: SAGE Publications. x, 172. ISBN 0761973095. 2002. URL info
  • Research ethics : cases and materials. Edited by Robin Levin Penslar. 1st ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. xvi, 278. ISBN 0253209064. 1995. info
Teaching methods
lectures, workshop, small group work
Assessment methods
Small group work.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The lessons will be taught in blocks: Block 1: 2 November 2021 8.00-9.40 in C41 Block 2: 9 November 2021 8.00-9.40 in C41 Block 3: 30 November 2021 8.00-9.40 in C41
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023, Autumn 2024.
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