Faculty of Education Research Ethics (includes letter of information and consent form templates)
Panel on Research Ethics (Gov’t. of Canada)
University of Michigan Sample Templates
Canadian Introductory Resources (for MLIS, MA students):
Kirby, S., Greaves, L., & Reid, C. (2006). Experience research social change: Methods beyond the mainstream (2nd ed.). Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press. – Chapter 5: Planning the Project Research Ethics and Preparing the Proposal
Palys, T. S., & Atchison, C. (2008). Research decisions: Quantitative andÂ qualitative perspectives (4th ed.). Toronto: Thomson Nelson. – Chapter 3: Ethics in Social Research
Other Introductory Resources (for MLIS, MA students):
Babbie, E. (2010). The practice of social research. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. – Chapter 2: The Ethics and Politics of Social Research
Berg, B. (2009). Qualitative research methods for the social sciences. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. Chapter 3: Ethical Issues
Connaway, L.S. (2010). Basic research methods for librarians. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. Chapter 3: Selecting the Research Method
Denzin, N.K., & Lincoln, Y.S. (Eds.). (2005). The SAGE handbook of qualitative research.Â Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Marshall, C., & Rossman, G.B. (2006). Designing qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Chapter 3: The How of the Study – Building the Research Design
Neuman, W.L. (2000). Social research methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon. Chapter 5: The Ethics and Politics of Social Research
Pickard, A.J. (2007). Research methods in information. London: Facet. Chapter 6: Ethics in Research
Reynolds, R.A., Woods, R. & Baker, J.D. (2007). Handbook of research on electronic surveys and measurements. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Reference. Chapter12: The Ethics of Online Surveys
Singleton, R.A., & Straits, B.C. (2010). Approaches to social research (5th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Wimmer, R.D., & Dominick, J. R. (2006). Mass media research: An introduction (8th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Chapter 3: Research Ethics
Advanced Resources (for PhD students, faculty, researchers):
Locke, L. F., Spirduso, W. W., Silverman, S.J. (2007). Proposals that work: A guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Chapter 2: Doing the Right Thing: The Habit of Truth
Seidman, I. (2006). Interviewing as qualitative research: A guide for researchers in education andÂ the social sciences (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Teachers College Press. Chapter 5: The Path to Institutional Review Boards and Informed Consent
Western Libraries Resources
Kitchen, H. (2007). Research ethics and the internet: Negotiating Canada’s Tri-Council policy statement. Black Point, NS: Fernwood Publications.
Barnbaum, D. R. (2001). Research ethics: Text and readings. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Bradford, S., & Cullen, F. (2012). Research and researchÂ methods for youth practitioners. New York, NY: Routledge. Chapter 3: Research Ethics: Participation, Social Difference, and Informed Consent
Buchanan, E. A. (Ed.). (2004). Readings in virtual research ethics: Issues and controversies. Hershey, PA: Information Science.
Gregory, Ian. (2003). Ethics in research. London: Continuum Pub.
Hesse-Biber, S.N., & Leavy, P. (2011). The practice of qualitative research (2nd ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications. – Chapter 4: The Ethics of Social Research
Iltis, A.S. (Ed.). (2006). Research ethics. New York, NY: Routledge. – Chapter 1: Human SubjectsÂ Research – Chapter 6: Ethics in Behavioural and Social Science Research
Israel, M. & Hay,Â I. (2006). Research ethics for socialÂ scientists: Between ethical conduct and regulatory compliance. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
McKee, H. A., & DeVoss, D.N. (Eds.). (2007). DigitalÂ writing research: Technologies, methodologies, and ethical issues. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
McKee, H. A, & Porter, J. E. (2009). The ethics of Internet research: A rhetorical, case-based process. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Mertens, D. M. & Ginsberg, P. E. (Eds.). (2009). The handbook of social research ethics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Oliver, P. (2010). The student’s guide to research ethics. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Compiled by FIMS Graduate Resource Centre – March 2012