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Research ethics for ethnographic research (best practices share session)

Tuesday 6 February 2018
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden


Research ethics is becoming increasingly important but also increasingly scrutinized in the academic and publishing world. Yet, what this notion encompasses and how it is implemented can vary widely across disciplines and in different parts of the world. In this short presentation, we go over the notion of research ethics and how it can be best implemented in linguistic research conducted outside lab settings. We outline ethnographic methods of data collection and the various stages of ethnographic research, and indicate ways in which research ethics can affect decisions made before, during, and after the data collection process. We also briefly introduce recently purchased equipment available to borrow from the LUCL labs to conduct this type of research. This is a best practices sharing session, so participants will be invited to share their experiences conducting ethnographic research, and discuss possible solutions and improvements to current practices.

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