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Shepherd, Verene A.
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Department of History and Archaeology
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Bearing witness to the past : Research ethics in history
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The Research Ethics Conference
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April 28-29, 2005
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University of the West Indies, Mona
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Abstract
Graduate and Undergraduate students in the Humanities at the UWI are exposed to varying amounts of ethical principles and standards in research in their disciplines, even if the Departments have no dedicated ethics courses or formal document titled “Ethical Codes in Research”. Some make use of codes of ethics in their discipline but developed overseas. Some examples of disciplinary ethical concerns of students and faculty researchers and the local efforts to address them are discussed in this paper; but the focus is on why ethics are important in History and how the concern with ethics is addressed.....
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