Ethics of care in the research process
Authors: Brannelly, P.
Conference: Economics and Social Research Council Research Methods Festival
Dates: 3-5 July 2018Abstract:
Democratising research methods have enriched research processes through partnerships with end users of research, but have limited success making the sorts of changes that end users of research value. Despite heightened emphasis on impact, research processes - from designing research questions to knowledge exchanges - fail to adequately plan and implement change, or be flexible enough for responsiveness throughout the research process. Researchers encounter procedual and institutional obstacles. In this presentation, the ethics of care is offered as a critique and guide for research to build solidarity with end users fo research and to plan and create change as part of research processes.