Ethics in Classroom Research

The following resources provide some useful information about the ethical issues involved with conducting research on teaching and learning.  Links to the web pages of the Research Ethics Boards at McMaster University are also provided.

SoTL & Research Ethics
Research on Teaching & Learning Guidebook (CLL)
Ethical Issues in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Kathleen McKinney)
Working with Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) (Visible Knowledge Project)

Research Ethics Boards at McMaster University:
McMaster University Research Ethics Board: for McMaster faculty, staff, and students who are not in the Faculty of Health Sciences or at McMaster affiliated hospitals.
Hamilton Health Sciences/Faculty of Health Sciences Research Ethics Board: for faculty, staff, and students in the Faculty of Health Sciences, &/or those conducting research at Hamilton Health Sciences &/or its affiliated sites and programmes
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Research Ethics Board for those conducting research at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

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