Ethical practice of conducting social science/business-based research

Date :

2022-01-21 (Friday)

Time :

14:30 - 16:30

Venue :

Online - Microsoft Teams


2 hours

Medium of Instruction :

Cantonese with English Materials

Category :

Education Research

Level :


Mode of Study :


About the Event :

This workshop will cover various ethics issues when doing social science/business-based research projects. Facilitators will use case studies and group discussions to help participants articulate their ethical framework, understand and appreciate alternate views, and consider a range of ethical issues that may arise while conducting academic research with human participants.

Main topics in the workshop include the introduction of basic principles and concepts in research ethics and integrity for researchers in the field of social science and business studies. The workshop will also outline practical research ethics issues with human subjects with different research designs and paradigms (i.e., quantitative vs qualitative) and elaborate ways to minimize the potential risk involved in various research scenarios. After this course, participants will be equipped with basic research ethics knowledge and good ethical standards for future scholarly activities and academic career development.

Facilitator(s) :

Mr Derek Chun and Mr Thomas Yau

Mr Derek Chun is a Senior Research Assistant of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching of The Education University of Hong Kong. Having worked on social science, education, and youth development research since 2010, he has participated in a diversity of research projects with various funding sources. He has rich experience in handling ethical issues of conducting research.

Mr Thomas Yau holds an MPhil degree in Applied English Linguistics from the Department of English, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mr Yau is a Senior Research Assistant at The Education University of Hong Kong. He is an active researcher in various education and language-related topics, such as language and society, language policy, curriculum and education policy, vocational education in Hong Kong, technology-enhanced learning, and learning analytics.

Intended Learning Outcomes :

On completion of the workshops, participants would be able to:

- recognize and understand the definition and coverage of research ethics in social science/business-based research;

- illustrate considerations of ethical issues and concerns before and during the research process; and

- identify skills and techniques for handling research findings for data analysis in line with important research protocols (e.g. data anonymity and confidentiality).

Target Audience :

VTC Teaching and Instructing Staff

Enquiry :

Dr LAU Kam Ming, Chrystopher
Project Officer
Tel: 2919-1559

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