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1145003 Research Ethics, 1 Cp 
Code 1145003  Validity 01.08.2010 -
Name Research Ethics  Abbreviation Research Ethics 
Credits1 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeGraduate Studies Subject0000 Undefined 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   GradingFail-Pass 
Recommended scheduling 
   
Organisation UEF Doctoral School 

Description
Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, the student is able to

  • recognise and analyse key research ethical questions
  • recognise and understand key ethical principles guiding research
  • recognise and analyse key research ethical questions in data management and working with others
  • formulate ethical research plans and responses to ethical challenges by applying key ethical theories and approaches
  • recognise and understand key ethical principles guiding research
  • understand the Finnish Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines and processes for applying for research license or ethical review
  • identify rights and responsibilities as a researcher
  • formulate ethical research plans and responses to ethical challenges by applying key ethical theories and approaches
  • understand the Finnish Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines and processes for dealing with research misconduct
  • identify rights and responsibilities as a researcher particularly towards the research community and funding bodies
  • understand how ethical decisions and choices influence society and research community
  • recognise and analyse key ethical questions in sharing research results in different ways
  • recognise and understand key ethical principles guiding how to share research results
  • understand the Finnish RCR guidelines around plagiarism, misappropriation and authorship
  • identify rights and responsibilities as an author and colleague when sharing results
  • understand how ethical decisions and choices influence the research community in relation to peer review and authorship.
 
Content 
  1. Introduction to Research Ethics: Why is ethics important for research? Thinking through Ethics
  2. Ethics in research Planning: Conflict of Interest, Values informing data collection, Do I need a research license or an ethical review?, Data management and ethics, Whose data? Ethics and working with others
  3. Ethics in Conducting Research: Research Misconduct, Ethics in Supervision, Ethics and Research Funding, Plagiarism and misappropriation
  4. Ethics and sharing research results: Authorship, Journals
 
Modes of study 

Active participation to the contact learning sessions and completing the assignment. Alternatively, the course can be completed in the web.

 
Teaching methods 

The course bases on the national web-course on Research Ethics, which contains videolectures, literary material and assessments. In autumn term 2017, the course runs as a web-course and a blended learning course. The blended learning course utilises the same web-materials but contains also 4 h of contact teaching (during one day), which aims to enhance deep learning in groups, and allows networking with the peers.

In the spring term 2018, the course runs as a web-course only.

 
Evaluation criteria 

passed-failed

 
Teachers 

Merja Lyytikäinen

 
Time 

Every term

 
Offering data 

Postgraduate students

 
Key words 

ethics

 
Further information 

University Lecturer Merja Lyytikäinen, merja.lyytikainen@uef.fi

 


Letter (J, K, S) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio, S = Savonlinna.

Present and future teaching
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Register Research Ethics, webcourse  Web course  Merja Lyytikäinen  14.03.18 -17.04.18

Future exams
No exams