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Institute of Ethics

Research Ethics Module

This new module in Research Ethics is for PhD students at DCU. The purpose of this module is to examine contemporary ethical issues in research and develop skills in applying ethical theories and principles to practical settings. Students will examine the history of ethics in general, its main characteristics as a field of inquiry, and methods of ethical deliberation. In addition, they will focus in on the ethics of research as a separate field of applied ethics. They will become familiar with broadly accepted principles in research ethics and apply these principles to topical ethical issues. Thus students will be exposed to a broad range of contemporary ethical problems in research, with an opportunity to focus on the specific types of issues most relevant to their particular topic and method of research.