Ethics, Self-Study Research Methodology and Teacher Education

  • Robyn Brandenburg
  • Sharon McDonough

Part of the Self-Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices book series (STEP, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Robyn Brandenburg, Sharon McDonough
    Pages 1-14
  3. Alexander Cuenca, Meredith Park Rogers
    Pages 45-59
  4. Karen Rut Gísladóttir, Hafdís Guðjónsdóttir, Svanborg Rannveig Jónsdóttir
    Pages 81-95

About this book


This book examines the nuanced and situated experiences of self-study researchers. It explores the ways in which ethics are dynamic, idiosyncratic and require an ongoing ethical reflexivity. In addition, the book identifies, documents and collates the collective experiences of self-study researchers and sheds new light on the role and impact of ethics, ethical dilemmas and ensuing decisions for education researchers.

The book considers the ethical dilemmas that self-study researchers in teacher education face, their careful ethical considerations while conducting research, and how they form their professional judgment and understanding of what it means to be an ethical self-study researcher. For self-study researchers, there are a number of ethical dilemmas and challenges that cannot be neatly captured by the frameworks and guidelines of an ethics board. For many, this requires researchers to be ever-present and re-engaged with the ethics of their own projects, from the development, through to the dissemination of their work.

Readers will gain a deeper understanding of ethics, ethical perspectives and practices in the field of self-study research. 


self-study methodology ethical praxis ethical practice ethical dilemmas institutional review boards human research ethics committees representation of research data dissemination of research data international perspectives on ethics ethics research ethical foundations ethics and feminism ethical standards ethical feedback ethical silences ethical empowerment

Editors and affiliations

  • Robyn Brandenburg
    • 1
  • Sharon McDonough
    • 2
  1. 1.Federation UniversityBallaratAustralia
  2. 2.Federation UniversityBallaratAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-32-9134-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-32-9135-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-3620
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1850
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