The pursuit of a doctorate is a rite of passage that requires a student to successfully navigate the transition from “student” to “scholar.” One area of practice, however, that is often marginalized is the role of ethics. Though there is no formal coursework in ethics, its importance cannot be understated. This essay examines the conceptual role of ethics in doctoral research as both an individual reflective essay as well as a broader discussion of ethics in general. The ethical dimension considered is broken down into eight principles or ethical research and practice in doctoral research. The “Eight Ethical Principles” will serve as a “checklist” for doctoral and novice researchers.
"The 'Rules of Engagement': The Ethical Dimension of Doctoral Research,"
Journal of Research Initiatives:
2, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/jri/vol2/iss2/7
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