Who Gets to Ask the Questions: The Ethics in/of Cogenerative Dialogue Praxis

  • Ian Stith University of Victoria
  • Wolff-Michael Roth University of Victoria
Keywords: cogenerative dialogue, ethics, participant research, student voice, authenticity

Abstract

We present cogenerative dialogue as an authentic research tool which, when conducted properly, can address some of the ethical issues inherent in classroom research. To begin with, there is the question of the participation of the researcher in the cogenerative dialogue. Next, we present cogenerative dialogue as an ideal tool to instigate interaction and participation among the participants in classroom research: students, teachers, and researcher. And finally we present cogenerative dialogue as tool to facilitate the discussion of the ethical issues that are part of the research setting (e.g., class). URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0602382

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Author Biographies

Ian Stith, University of Victoria
Ian STITH is doctoral fellow in the Pacific Center for Scientific and Technological Literacy at the University of Victoria.
Wolff-Michael Roth, University of Victoria
Wolff-Michael ROTH (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs/impressum/roth-e.htm) is Lansdowne Professor of applied cognitive science at the University of Victoria. His interdisciplinary research agenda includes studies in science and mathematics education, general education, applied cognitive science, sociology of science, and linguistics (pragmatics). His recent publications include Toward an Anthropology of Graphing (Kluwer, 2003), with A.C. BARTON Rethinking Scientific Literacy (Routledge, 2004), Talking Science: Language and Learning in Science (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005), and Doing Qualitative Research: Praxis of Method (SensePublishers, 2005).
Published
2006-03-31
Section
FQS Debate: Qualitative Research and Ethics

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