The course presents a broad orientation on central issues in research ethics related to the social sciences and the humanities and offers participants an arena to reflect critically upon integrity and ethics in research. Participants will be introduced to the ethical guidelines established by the Norwegian National Committee for Research Ethics in Social Sciences and Humanities (NESH).
Every second year the course will be taught in English
By the end of the course, the participant will gain knowledge of:
Ongoing debates in research ethics related to the social sciences and the humanities and related to the institutional research environment
The guidelines for Research Ethics in The Social Sciences, Law and Humanities.
Ethical challenges and central considerations related to the integrity of the research process
By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
Critically analyse ethical dimensions, regulations and guidelines within the fields of social sciences and humanities
Participate in professional reasoning on responsible research conduct
Develop a data-management plan for their project (if relevant)
Demonstrate competences in ethical sensitivity, reasoning, and decision making in general and related to own research project
Required prerequisite knowledge
Form of assessment
Passed / Not Passed
Evaluation will be based on: - one individual paper (4000 words (+/- 10%) - an oral exam ca. 2 weeks after the course. The exam is evaluated pass/fail.
Active participation in lectures and seminars
Attendance at the sessions is obligatory. A student who, for whatever reason, is absent from 25% or more of the sessions will not be admitted to the exam.
Lectures, seminars, and workshop. A detailed timetable will be available to course participants at the beginning of the semester.
PhD Course in Research Ethics (DLV205_1)
PhD fellows/PhD candidates.
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.