Path2Integrity's Webinar on Social Science Research Ethics: Theories, Practices and Learnings
More than 200 scholars and students met up online on 1 September 2020 to attend the ‘Webinar on Social Science Research Ethics: Theories, Practices and Learnings’. The event was organized and moderated by Path2Integrity Community Nepal.
The objective of the webinar was to provide a forum for discussion of the existing issues in social science research ethics and research integrity. Speakers elaborated on topics such as teaching responsible conduct of research, context dependence, and data protection.
Prof. Bal Chandra Luitel spoke about ethical issues in transformative research. Path2Integrity’s coordinator Prof. Julia Prieß-Buchheit together with lawyer and ethics expert Katharina Miller elaborated on Teaching Research Ethics and Compliance in Social Science Research. They introduced the Path2Integrity learning cards as an interactive way to teach research ethics and integrity by using a dialogical approach.
Other prominent topics discussed in the seminar included the importance of research context and the context-specific nature of ethics, the importance of ethics in mixed methods research, the need for critical reflection on the responsible conduct of research, as well as the topic of research integrity related public policies.