Alexandra Cuncev

  • Still not clear to me. Is this believability criterion the hypothesis they are exploring or testing or are you saying that the criterion of believability is the basis for their assertions about some other hypothesis or setting they are exploring or testing? Are they using this criterion of believability to examine what you do (and so you ARE a subject) or[Read more]

  • re. you don’t provide details of what the “research” was about and what the rules of the game might be – Hi Bernard – I thought that I had. These are two teachers studying their own practice in schools. They are using an action research approach with a standard of judgement that says that if a research account is ‘believable’,  it is worthy of being[Read more]

  • Hello Sarah
    Reading your post, it seems that you are in a blurry situation in which, as you say, you could be viewed as a co researcher but also the subject of the students’ research.  If they are using videos in which you appear, should they not have sought your consent?  Student theses will have gone before a university ethics committee (probably a d[Read more]

  • I guess I don’t have enough grasp of the particulars to offer anything more.  Again, I am not a lawyer and this looks very complicated. I am a member of faculty in a US college. We are sometimes engaged in “institutional research” where we seek to have a better understanding of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). There are occasions when for[Read more]

  • That’s very interesting – Thank you. Actually, I would have thought that where the teacher has used video of me (without agreement) and commented on my research mentoring with her students I am the subject. Furthermore, in the 2 theses (both are self-studies) researchers have stated that they undertook the research mentoring that in fact I did – I am the[Read more]

  • Thanks for your clarification. In the USA the IRB is the Institutional Review Board , a committee that has oversight over the ethics of any research using human subjects. These boards were originally (I believe) established to prevent inappropriate use of human subjects in medical research but their mandate drifted and now just about any department that[Read more]

  • You have understood correctly, Bernard, that there are two distinct issues here and because this IS a complex matter it can difficult both to express in simple terms and to understand.  I am grateful you have pointed out your confusion as it gives me an opportunity to clarify, if that is possible.  First – perhaps I should query IRB? Presumable you are r[Read more]

  • I am a little unclear about the issue here. Is it one of plagiarism where you are  claiming work you did is being presented by others as their own work or are you saying that people (one time students of yours) are making use of your image and perhaps your tutoring in ways that you claim are beyond “fair use” (is this only an American concept or do you[Read more]

  • Dear Mojtaba
    Thank you for a thought-provoking response.  I have to assume an Ethics Committee at the University in question has approved the action research undertaken by the two teachers. The University has replied that it cannot consider my complaint because I am not a student at the University. If the University has agreed to the research without in[Read more]

  • There are ethics committees in each research institute, which supervise and corroborate ethical considerations employed by authors, but you think that is it enough in order to be sure that there will be no ethical issues during conducting studies?
    Mojtaba from Finland

  • Hello, I am looking forward to joining the group. I am a Clinical Research Manager in the Nursing Department at University Health Network, In Toronto ON. My work at UHN focuses on teaching, mentoring and supporting nursing research, which includes qualitative research. To date, mostly qualitative descriptive research and phenomenological. I am looking[Read more]

  • I have just read the threads of this list. Many thanks for enabling my learning.
    I am a research mentor. I assist teachers & students to research their work. Recently I discovered that images from my web-pages had been incorporated into theses written by two teachers I mentored (which were awarded PhDs).
    Research mentoring I undertook has been very[Read more]

  • Bernard,
    Thank you for your response.
    As things currently stand, the T&C and legals of the service clearly state that the organisation by whom I am employed own the IP. My role is such that I am the sole authorised representative of the organisation.
    Having said that, I am wholly in agreement with your statement that ‘Access for one set of re[Read more]

  • Am I not sure that I agree that because you have access to posts through your work you therefore ” ‘own’ the right to use an online community member’s textual contributions,”. As a me,ber of faculty who teaches I obviously have access to students’ work but I have absolutely no rights to use their work for my research without their clear and voluntary[Read more]

  • Joseph,


    Thank you indeed for your helpful and considered responses.
    Your first response about operational solutions and shared community understandings, I would agree, are not necessarily difficult ones to resolve, – leaving aside the business model-based thinking that initially underpinned the creation of the community – but your second around ‘ben[Read more]

  • The question you pose regarding on-line communities has several aspects, each of which must be considered individually and, then, as a totality. The principle of “respect” would suggest that you must distinguish between what were your on-line community’s understandings about privacy and confidentiality when they began participating. What, of that previous[Read more]

  • Greetings from Sydney, Australia,
    I am looking forward to participating in this discussion group.
    I currently coordinate an online support community for people affected by cancer and regularly have to field requests from researchers wishing to access the website to capture the qualitative data contributed by community members.
    As a psychosocial su[Read more]

  • Hi!
    I joined the group today and am looking forward to the conversations!
    As an introduction, I am editor-in-chief of The Qualitative Report (TQR) and The Weekly Qualitative Report. TQR is an online, open-access, peer reviewed journal that we have been publsihing since 1990. The Weekly is three years old and is a newsletter through which we c[Read more]

  • Hello! Greetings! I am a new member of this group as well as a Young Researcher. So, I hope I have many things to learn from you.

  • Hey Graham, looking forward to feedback regarding your recent survey.  We are happy to know that Dedoose: is getting some recognition on the onlineqda site as a new and innovative tool for web-based collaborative research.  We are keen to know more about researcher interest in online work–both in terms of collaboration and data c[Read more]

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