The Ethical Dilemma in Educational Research

The Ethical Dilemma in Educational Research

Author(s) by Beatrice N. Manyasi
Pages 68-74
Keywords ethics, knowledge, educational, research.
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Abstract


There has been increased discomfort by business firms in allowing student researchers to collect data from their organizations. Most managers from the organizations feel bothered by researchers and deny them access to information instead of facilitating creating knowledge based economy through research. This paper established the ethical measures institutions of higher learning have put in place to exercise controls over research through Institutional Ethics Committees (IEC), to ensure that they offer pre-clearance to researchers and maintain a cordial relationship between academic institutions and business organizations that are interested in protecting their corporate image. The objectives were: To find out ethical factors considered by IEC before clearing researchers to collect data from organizations. To examine ethical considerations in the final research reports in institutions of higher learning. Interviews and document analysis were used to collect data. Findings revealed that submission of a research ethics proposal is not emphasized by institutions of higher learning. Many ethical issues are not considered by researchers. Institutional ethics committees should be formed to deal with research ethics.

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For a peer-reviewed journal, the publication of articles plays an essential role in the development of a coherent network of knowledge. It is, therefore, essential that all publishers, editors, authors, and reviewers, in the process of publishing the journals, conduct themselves in accordance with the highest level of professional ethics and standards. The publisher is dedicated to supporting the vast efforts of the editors, the academic contributions of authors, and the respected volunteer work undertaken by reviewers. The publisher is also responsible for ensuring that the publication system works smoothly, and that ethical guidelines are applied to assist the editor, author, and reviewer in performing their ethical duties.

The editor has the following responsibilities:

1.The editor should acknowledge receipt of submitted manuscripts within two working days of receipt and ensure an efficient, fair, and timely review process.
2.The editor should ensure that submitted manuscripts are processed in a confidential manner, and that no content of the manuscripts will be disclosed to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
3.The editor should recuse himself or herself from processing manuscripts if he or she has any conflict of interest with any of the authors or institutions related to the manuscripts.
4.The editor should not disclose the names and other details of the reviewers to a third party without the permission of the reviewers.
5.The editor has the right to make the final decision on whether to accept or reject a manuscript with reference to the significance, originality, and clarity of the manuscript and its relevance to the journal.
6.The editor should by no means make any effort to oblige the authors to cite his or her journal either as an implied or explicit condition of accepting their manuscripts for publication.
7.The editor should not use for his or her own research any part of any data or work reported in submitted and as yet unpublished articles.
8.The editor should respond promptly and take reasonable measures when an ethical complaint occurs concerning a submitted manuscript or a published paper, and the editor should immediately contact and consult with the author. In this case, a written formal retraction or correction may also be required.

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