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Mon 28 Oct 2019
13:00 - 15:00

Venue: 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 7

Provided by: Social Sciences Research Methods Programme


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Ethics in Data Collection and Use

Mon 28 Oct 2019


This is an introductory course for students whose research involves collecting, storing or analysing data using networked digital devices. Unless your research data is only collected using pen and paper or tape recorders and is written up on a manual typewriter, this course will be relevant to you. If you are planning to collect data online through either public or private communications, or you intend to share or publish data collected by other means it will be essential.

Target audience
  • University Students from Tier 1 Departments
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here

No prior knowledge is required.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 28 Oct 2019   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 7 map Dr Anne Alexander
Topics covered
  • The impact of digital communications on traditional concepts of data and ethics in a range of academic disciplines
  • Key challenges to ethical research practice in a networked world
  • An introduction to how the concepts of privacy and autonomy are relevant to the ethical collection and use of data in research
  • Ethical research practice across the project lifecycle
  • Where to access further help and advice within the University on this topic

To demonstrate the value of integrating ethical practices related to data collection and use throughout the lifecycle of your research project.


To equip students with basic theoretical concepts in data ethics and introduce a range of practical methods which aim to respect the rights of their research subjects, ensure the integrity of their data, and achieve the goals of their research.


Presentations and small group work.


This module is not assessed.


This module runs twice a year - once in Michaelmas Term; once in Lent Term.

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