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A regrettable oversight or a significant omission? Ethical considerations in quantitative research in education

Jones, Keith (2000) A regrettable oversight or a significant omission? Ethical considerations in quantitative research in education In, Simons, Helen and Usher, Robin (eds.) Situated Ethics in Educational Research. London, GB, Routledge pp. 147-161.

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This chapter examines the relevance of ethical issues in the practice of quantitative/ statistical research. By references to published ethical guidelines for statistical practice, the chapter provides a review of the key ethical considerations inherent in quantitative approaches to educational research. This range of issues is then used to examine a number of reports of influential quantitative-based research in education, including research on gender differences in achievement, teaching methods, intelligence testing, and school effectiveness. The overall thrust of the chapter is to reveal the situated nature of research ethics and how these are practised in quantitative research in the field of education.

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Published date: 2000
Additional Information: The pagination of this final proof copy is exactly as it appears in the published version.
Keywords: research, ethics, quantitative, qualitiative, methodology, method, ethical, situated, gender differences, achievement, teaching methods, intelligence, testing, school effectiveness, education, educational
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education


Local EPrints ID: 26792
ISBN: 0415206669
PURE UUID: 6d006069-e318-403f-917c-4152b13f27d5
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 05 Jun 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:06

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