Research Ethics Course for Doctoral Students 29.9.-30.10.2017
Online course (2 credits) for doctoral candidates at Aalto University including two compulsory workshops. Lecturer is Dr. Henriikka Mustajoki.
Course Outline (pdf)
Doctoral studies, recommended for first or second year of study. The course is 2 ECTS and comprises of 46 hours of independent study and 8 hours of workshop.
Please sign up here by 20 September. Open for doctoral candidates in all schools at Aalto University.
Online course: 29 September – 30 October 2017
Workshops: Friday 13 October at 12-16 and Tuesday 24 October at 13-17 (both in seminar room U8, Otakaari 1, Otaniemi). Please note that attendance to workshops is compulsory!
At the completion of this course a Doctoral candidate is able to:
- recognise and analyse key research ethical questions
- formulate ethical research plans and responses to ethical challenges by applying key
ethical theories and approaches
- recognise and understand key ethical principles guiding research and how they apply to research work
- understand the Finnish Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines, processes for dealing with research misconduct, and processes for applying research license or ethical review
- identify rights and responsibilities as a researcher
- understand how ethical decisions and choices influence society and research community
- Assessment 1 – Mon 9.10.2017 - Ethical issues and challenges in my own research
- Workshop 1 – Fri 13.10.2017 - 12-4pm, Room U8, Otaniemi Campus (attendance compulsory)
- Assessment 2 – Mon 16.10.2017 - Peer Review
- Assessment 3 – Tue 17. – 27.10.2017 - Discussion board on ethical issues
- Workshop 2 – Tue 24.10.2017 – 1-5pm, Room U8, Otaniemi Campus (attendance compulsory)
- Assessment 4 – Mon 30.10.2017 - Reflection and solutions to ethical issues
- Assessment 5 – Mon 30.10.2017 – Deadline for online quizzes
Mode of study
The course will be taught online (http://moodle.tsv.fi/) and during two compulsory workshops. You will be sent an enrolment key to login. The course languages are English (materials in Finnish are also accessible on the Moodle site). Most of the course is self-directed and allows for great flexibility with when and where it is done. However, assessments have strict deadlines.
The course completion requires:
- active engagement with the course material,
- completing compulsory assessment tasks detailed above.
Dr. Henriikka Mustajoki is the course coordinator. You can contact Henriikka on firstname.lastname@example.org or via Moodle message facility.