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RIA # 169: Dr. Helen Kara on Research Ethics

Dr. Helen Kara

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Helen Kara, Director of We Research It Ltd, who has been an independent researcher since 1999 and writes and teaches on research methods. She is the author of Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide (Policy Press, 2015). She is not, and never has been, an academic, though she has learned to speak the language. In 2015 Helen was the first fully independent researcher to be conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the UK’s National Centre for Research Methods. Her latest book is Research Ethics in the Real World: Euro-Western and Indigenous Perspectives (Policy Press, 2018).

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Research Ethics [00:00-20:58]

In this first segment, Helen shares about her recent book on research ethics.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Researching Independently [20:59-35:31]

In segment two, Helen shares about her experience being a long-term independent researcher.

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