39.4 Dilemmas in professional ethics of the researcher

Wednesday, August 1, 2012: 9:30 AM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Ana ESCALANTE , Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Marina IBARRA , Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico
The interinstitutional project about professional ethics in postgraduate programs in Mexico developed by 15 universities and coordinated by PhD.  Hirsch reports that the areas of social sciences and humanities have a vacuum in the discussion on the ethics of research; which generates some absences on ethical dilemmas, several of them, very common to which faces the student in the research process.

 According to Alvarez-Gayou (2010) Although there are codes of ethics, they are not socialized in forming institutions of researchers, but also approaches found in these codes are not rigid nor considered unique solutions to solve ethical problems that arise in research, particularly in qualitative Court.

In the context of that, in a Mexican State University, was developed a research to know the views and attitudes of students of postgraduate. During a school semester, through a practical course called "Ethics in research", worked with the operative group technique, and discussed four elements associated with ethical dilemmas that face students make their graduate thesis, these elements are: need for informed consent, confidentiality of the data of the informant, consequences for respondents and the qualities of the researcher. Issues relating to plagiarism, the taking of decisions in the relations established in the fieldwork and the formation of the corpus of data for research under pressure to deliver on time the thesis is additionally attended. The paper presents students position as a result of this experience of discussion of the above-mentioned elements and is in the way and re-evaluate the collection of data and the structure of their research reports.