In this episode, we invite a panel of international researchers to discuss their experiences with research ethics while performing field work in international settings. This panel discussion was inspired by ongoing conversations between CRSP members and their colleagues about the challenges of practicing research ethics in the field.
Please find a partial transcript of this episode HERE.
About our guests in this episode:
BREE AKESSON IS AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL WORK AT WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY. SHE IS ALSO THE CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR IN GLOBAL ADVERSITY AND WELL-BEING AND THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CRSP.
KEARNEY COUPLAND IS A PHD CANDIDATE IN GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AT LAURIER. SHE IS ALSO THE CHAIR OF THE COMMUNITY RESEARCH ETHICS OFFICE.
FESTUS MOASUN HOLDS A PHD IN SOCIAL WORK FROM LAURIER AND IS CURRENTLY TEACHING AT LAURIER, UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR AND KING’S COLLEGE.
STEVE SIDER IS AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION HERE AT LAURIER.
STACEY WILSON-FORSBERG IS AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN DIVERSITY PROGRAM. SHE IS ALSO THE DIRECTOR OF THE TSHEPO INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICA.
Contributors to this episode's production:
Avery Moore Kloss - Reporter, Host and Producer
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Bree Akesson - Executive Producer and Panel Guest
Shane M. Dixon - Executive Producer
Support and Funding for this episode:
This episode is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Important links and studies you might be interested in:
Akesson, B., Hoffman, D., El Joueidi, S., and Badawi, D. Sept 2018. "So the World Will Know Our Story": Ethical Reflections on Research with Families Displaced by War, Forum: Qualitative Social Research. https://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/3087
Gilgun, J. August 2018. Qualitative Inquiry in Social Work: Global Perspectives, 1(1). https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327117935_Qualitative_Inquiry_in_Social_Work_Global_Perspectives_11?channel=doi&linkId=5b7acd6b299bf1d5a7179871&showFulltext=true
Marilys, G. and Gillam, L. April 2004. Ethics, Reflexivity, and "Ethically Important Moments" in Research, Qualitative Inquiry. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1077800403262360
Moasun, F. August 2018. When ethical requirements become a bane on qualitative inquiry in third world countries: Reflecting on studying ‘sensitive’ topics as a Ghanaian student in Canada. Qualitative Inquiry in Social Work, 1(1), pp 26-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.33946.90561
Tikly, L. and Bond, T. June 2013. Towards a postcolonial research ethics in comparative and international education, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03057925.2013.797721
Wilson-Forsberg, S. January 2019. (Op-Ed). Hope and Anguish in a Mexican Refugee Shelter: Researcher Records Stories of Central American Asylum Seekers, The Conversation (reprinted in the National Post). https://theconversation.com/hope-and-anguish-in-a-mexican-refugee-shelter-researcher-records-stories-of-central-american-asylum-seekers-110147
Wilson-Forsberg, S. and Porraz Gómez, I. F. July 2019. (Op-Ed). As Mexico Appeases Trump, Migrants Bear the Brunt, The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/as-mexico-appeases-trump-migrants-bear-the-brunt-119920
Wilson-Forsberg, S. and Porraz Gómez, I. F. March 2019. (Op-Ed). Mexico's Frontera Sur: Life Carries on in this Place of Permanent Mobility, The Conversation (reprinted in the National Post) https://theconversation.com/mexicos-frontera-sur-life-carries-on-in-this-place-of-permanent-mobility-112686
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