Using participatory action research (PAR), this paper explores the ethical practice of students engaged in practitioner research in a higher education context. Using narrative enquiry, the paper explores the participants’ experiences of practitioner research, including ethical dilemmas that resulted from a conflict of values between the practitioner and research roles. We postulate a multi-dimensional approach to ethical practice known as ‘ethical posture’ emerging from our consideration of conceptions of inquiry that resulted in contrasting ethical behaviour.
- participatory action research
- higher education
- narrative enquiry
McArdle, K., Birchley, J., Bruce, J., Hurrell, A., Paterson, S., & Stephen, M. (2015). When practice takes precedence: conceptions of inquiry and the link to ethical posture. Educational Action Research, 23(1), 68-84. https://doi.org/10.1080/09650792.2014.887026