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dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Lynne
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T13:50:00Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T13:50:00Z
dc.date.created2015-10-29T04:09:00Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationRoberts, L. and Allen, P. 2015. Exploring ethical issues associated with using online surveys in educational research. Educational Research and Evaluation. 21 (2): pp. 95-108.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/35494
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13803611.2015.1024421
dc.description.abstract

Online surveys are increasingly used in educational research, yet little attention has focused on ethical issues associated with their use in educational settings. Here, we draw on the broader literature to discuss 5 key ethical issues in the context of educational survey research: dual teacher/researcher roles; informed consent; use of incentives; privacy, anonymity, and confidentiality; and data quality. We illustrate methods of addressing these issues with our experiences conducing online surveys in educational contexts. Moving beyond the procedural ethics approach commonly adopted in quantitative educational research, we recommend adopting a situated/process ethics approach to identify and respond to ethical issues that may arise during the conduct, analysis, and reporting of online survey research. The benefits of online surveying in comparison to traditional survey methods are highlighted, including the potential for online surveys to provide ethically defensible methods of conducting research that would not be feasible in offline education research settings.

dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.titleExploring ethical issues associated with using online surveys in educational research
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume21
dcterms.source.number2
dcterms.source.startPage95
dcterms.source.endPage108
dcterms.source.issn1380-3611
dcterms.source.titleEducational Research and Evaluation
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This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Educational Research and Evaluation on 14/4/2015 available online at <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13803611.2015.1024421">http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13803611.2015.1024421</a>

curtin.departmentSchool of Psychology and Speech Pathology
curtin.accessStatusOpen access


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