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Abstract: Fusing emotion and cognition and my lives in and outside the academy, I tell the tale of my first encounter with ethics review. This is memory work, re-crafting scraps of writing I did over the course of almost two years to weave a story that recreates the context in which I sought answers to questions around research ethics. My focus is on how these circumstances created conflict with a model of ethical conduct enshrined in a formalised ethics review process which, I contend, undermined my ethical intentions. I conclude by arguing for a move away from a standardised view of ethics within a politicised audit culture and towards the integration of ethics with human action and conceptions of 'the good'.

To cite this article: Downs, Yvonne. Ethics Review: A Student's Tale [online]. Creative Approaches to Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2011: doi: 10.3316/CAR0401033. Availability: <;dn=992933386526579;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1835-9434. [cited 27 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Downs, Yvonne; Source: Creative Approaches to Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2011: 33-43 DOI: 10.3316/CAR0401033 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1835-9434 EISSN: 1835-9442 Subject: Ethics; Personal narratives; Narration (Rhetoric); Reflection (Philosophy); Research--Evaluation; Peer Reviewed: Yes

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection