There are four key areas of the form that are particularly important for you to think about for your SoLT research.
1. Research involving Curtin students and staff
If you are using a survey in your research, "Exploring ethical issues associated with using online surveys in educational research" provides some useful tips to consider.
2. Informed consent
As part of you project, you will be required to develop and hand out a Participant Information Sheet (PIS) to all participants and make sure that they clearly understand the nature of your research and what they will be involved in if they choose to participate.
3. Unequal power relationships
The unequal power relationship of student/lecturer and the seeking of consent means that it is important that the choice to participate is made by the participant and that they are not influenced by pressure from those in positions of unequal power.
4. Research Data Management plan
You will be required to create a research data management plan as part of your project. Curtin has developed a tool to assist this process. More information on research data management can be found in the Research data management LibGuide and the tool itself can be found at: https://dmp.curtin.edu.au/
An example of a Research Data Management Plan for SoLT based research can be found here.
The AHRECS SoLT HREC Manual aims to support ethical decision making and to assist SoLT researchers and reviewers in how to review SoLT research. The document provides useful information on risks and benefits of SoLT research, recruitment and consent, privacy and confidentiality and also provides some case study exemplars.