Ph.d course in research ethics (1 ECTS point)

The seminar is compulsory. Deadline for enrollment September 8

Ph.d course in research ethics (1 ECTS point)

Course leader: Espen Ytreberg,

October 16, 2017, 9.00 – 16.00

Deadline for enrollment: September 8

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Compulsory preparation

By October 2, all participants must submit to the course leader a 2-4 page text discussing one or more ethical challenges in connection with their PhD project. Here is a list of possible challenges, but others may also be raised:

  • Challenges related to ethical rules and guidelines as set by NESH, NSD or other, subject-specific bodies. E.g: how to understand, weigh and implement the guidelines; how to establish and handle a dialogue with relevant bodies; how to handle guidelines felt to be unsatisfactory.
  • Challenges in handling a concrete body of empirical material (e.g. archives, texts, informants); how to handle role complexities and conflicts vis-à-vis informants; handling clauses; handling third parties; how to represent/quote texts/archives in the ph.d thesis.
  • Broader/more general ethical challenges, e.g. power relations between researcher and informant; researcher imperatives toward societal engagement and the commitment to criticism.

Preliminary programme (may be adjusted)

  • 09.00 – 09.15 Introduction to practicalities and schedule of the course
  • 09.15 – 09.45 Lecture Research ethics in the humanities, Ellen Rees
  • 10.00 – 11.00 Ethics rules and practices of the NESH, Vidar Enebakk
  • 11.15 – 12.00 Plagiarism, Henrik Pedersen og Astrid Andersen, HUMSAM library
  • 12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
  • 13.00 – 16.00 Ethical challenges of the candidates’ doctoral projects, building on the prepared texts. Subdivision into groups; group presentations and discussions. Candidates will be assigned a commentator.


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