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
Demonstrate competences in ethical sensitivity, reasoning, and decision making in general and related to own research project
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
Required prerequisite knowledge
Form of assessment
Pass - Fail
Evaluation will be based on an individual paper (4000 words (+/- 10%). The paper may be written in English or in a Scandinavian language. The paper 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 permitted to submit the paper.
Method of work
Lectures and seminars. A detailed timetable will be available to course participants at the beginning of the semester.
An evaluation form in accordance with the expectations in the UiS quality system will be made available to the candidates after the completion of the course. The course participants are encouraged to contribute to the course evaluation.