Situated Ethics in Educational Research
Edited by Helen Simons, Robin Usher
Routledge – 2000 – 224 pages
Ethics has traditionally been seen as a set of general principles which can be applied in a range of situations. This book argues that in fact ethical principles must be shaped within different research practices and hence take on different significances according to varying research situations. The book develops the notion of situated ethics and explores how ethical issues are practically handled by educational researchers in the field. Contributors present theoretical models and practical examples of what situated ethics involves in conducting research on specific areas.
'The themes are contemporary, well chosen and academically sound with some brilliance.' - Josie Gregory, British Journal of Educational Studies