Ethical risks of pursuing participatory research as an industrial doctoral student
Paper in proceedings, 2017

In this essay, I discuss ethical risks of pursuing participatory research as an industrial doctoral student. I particularly focus on two facets. First, ethical questions that may arise as a consequence of the dual character of the work format, i.e. being both an academic student and a practitioner in the field of study. Second, ethical consideration in relation to a participatory research method in which the researcher recognises his or her role as a change agent within the system, but studies the system as a whole. I conclude that there might be several ethical risks associated with such research, of which the doctoral student should be conscious and transparent.

Research ethics

participatory research

industrial doctoral student

Author

Göran Smith

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

Proceedings of the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY

Vol. 1 3

Subject Categories

Ethics

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

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Created

10/7/2017