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RESOURCES: PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

Author : Carl Cater
School/Work Place : Aberystwyth University, UK
Contact : cic@aber.ac.uk
Year : 2011

Ethical problems are an integral part of all professions and academic disciplines (Clarkeburn, 2002). However, it is recognised that the increasing application of technology by students in research is not always matched by consideration of legal and ethical aspects (HEFCW, 2007). Nevertheless, issues of ethical practice linked to broad interpretations of sustainability are high on the agenda of research council objectives in the UK (ESRC, 2009). Additionally an understanding of ethics and responsible practice are an important component of the graduate skills set that seeks to 'promote global sustainability and citizenship' attributes in its students (Aberystwyth University, 2010).

This paper reports on a project to develop a resource to assist teaching in research ethics and responsible practice at Aberystwyth University. Although animal and clinical research ethics training at Aberystwyth was effective as a result of the high degree of regulation, it is felt that social science students were lacking in ethical guidance, particularly when it came to fieldwork practice. Although initially developed for undergraduate tourism students, it is envisaged that the resources can be used by other departments for students carrying out research with human participants (such as geography, psychology, history, education, law, politics and business), as well as research postgraduates.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
» Think Tank XI Use of Cases in an Ethical Teaching Resource for Touri... file 2294 Oct 14, 2013

Ethical problems are an integral part of all professions and academic disciplines (Clarkeburn, 2002). However, it is recognised that the increasing application of technology by students in research is not always matched by consideration of ...

Author: Carl Cater 

Year: 2011 

2 Think Tank VII Environmentally Sustainable Practices of Victorian Tou... file 6179 Oct 13, 2013

Environmental sustainability has been a growing concern in our society for the past twenty years, and is a primary issue of many leaders of the tourism industry. In spite of the many efforts to encourage and/or enforce environmentally sound ...

Author: Sue Beeton, Sue Bergin-Seers & Christine Lee 

Year: 2007 

1 Think Tank VII Tourist Perceptions of Environmentally Friendly Innova... file 16788 Oct 13, 2013

As the environmental movement got underway and environmental awareness came into focus in the late 20th century, the tourism industry began incorporating 'environmentally friendly' efforts into their business practices. Requests for towel r...

Author: Kathleen L. Andereck 

Year: 2007 

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