This paper outlines ethical issues surrounding a Design-based Research (DBR) project to explore the value of questions in digital environments. The context dictates a broad yet defined approach which is not confined to a single entity. Striking a balance between scope and focus has been problematic as the variables are too complex to justify a scientific analytical methodology. We discuss implications for the selection of our research question as well as consequences for our implementation strategies. The humanist foundation underpinning DBR provides inclusiveness together with the required rigor. The ethical dilemmas outlined provide a critique for determining the authenticity of our project.
|Title of host publication||ICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings|
|Editors||Maiga Chang, Hyo-Jeong So, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Ju-Ling Shih, Fu-Yun Yu, Michelle P. Banawan, Ben Chang, Weiqin Chen, Andrei D. Coronel, Swapna Gottipati, H. Ulrich Hoppe, Morris S.Y. Jong, Calvin Liao, Jon Mason, Fan Ouyang, Patcharin Panjaburee, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Yanjie Song, Niwat Srisawasdi, Ahmed Tlili, Chengjiu Yin|
|Publisher||Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Dec 2019|
|Event||27th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2019 - Kenting, Taiwan, Province of China|
Duration: 2 Dec 2019 → 6 Dec 2019
|Name||ICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings|
|Conference||27th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2019|
|Country||Taiwan, Province of China|
|Period||2/12/19 → 6/12/19|
Freestone, M. B., & Mason, J. (2019). Questions and ethical dilemmas within a design-based research project. In M. Chang, H-J. So, L-H. Wong, J-L. Shih, F-Y. Yu, M. P. Banawan, B. Chang, W. Chen, A. D. Coronel, S. Gottipati, H. U. Hoppe, M. S. Y. Jong, C. Liao, J. Mason, F. Ouyang, P. Panjaburee, M. M. T. Rodrigo, Y. Song, N. Srisawasdi, A. Tlili, ... C. Yin (Eds.), ICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings (pp. 414-421). (ICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings; Vol. 2). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.