Research Ethics, with Dr Kate Hatton

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28 Feb 2018

3pm to 5pm

This session is an overview of issues around research ethics in education. It will consider the applicability of ethical approaches to educational research, the positioning of the researcher, key areas of ethical debate including ethical approaches to ethnography, and making meaning out of research via intertextual reasoning.

The session aims to provide support to students and staff engaging with qualitative research by considering the ethical issues that may arise before, during and after the research has taken place. It will introduce general ideas around avoiding risk: working sensitively with diverse groups of students and staff, sampling, interviewing, recording and keeping data safe.

There will be time for discussion around some of the issues students may have encountered in their research journey. Students are also advised to follow UAL course guidelines around ethics in addition to this session.

Who can attend?
The seminar is open to all UAL staff and postgraduate students with an interest in educational research.

It is part of the Research Methods Seminar Series 2018, programmed by the Teaching and Learning Exchange. This series is organised for postgraduate students on the Research Methods for Arts Higher Education unit on the MA Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication.

Session Leader 
Dr. Kate Hatton is Head of Inclusive Education Programmes at UAL, Chair of the Inclusive Arts Education Forum (IAEF), member of the Runnymede Trust Academic Forum, and of Commonwealth Creativities in Intercultural Arts Network (CIAN), Cambridge University. She manages UAL Retain, Achieve, Succeed staff research, examining retention, achievement, diversity and inclusion.

Kate has worked in UK art education settings for over twenty years in a number of roles: teaching and research management, dissertation co-ordination, area management for critical studies. A Design Historian and Lecturer in Cultural Studies, her thesis, A Study of Black Experiences of Art Education in England: How to Promote Fairer Access and Inclusion for a Wider Audience (2009), shifted her art education approach. Her work now focuses on diversity issues.

About the Teaching and Learning Exchange
We support teaching and learning enhancement at UAL, working in partnership with staff and students.  We offer a variety of workshops and seminars to support staff development, as well as more formal teaching qualifications.


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