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Workshop: Ethics and integrity challenges of postgraduate research in Mainland China

On 27th April 2017 a UREC-sponsored workshop took place, organised by Josepha Richard (President of British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies) & Jie Tang (International Student Support Officer) both current PhD candidates in Landscape. The workshop was introduced by Professor Peter Bath, Chair of the UREC.

The workshop was aimed at postgraduate researchers, but many of the topics covered will be of relevance to anyone undertaking research in China.

A full report of the workshop and copies of the presentation slides can be found in the links to the right-hand side of this page.  Key topics covered included:

  • China-specific ethics and integrity challenges
  • Things to consider BEFORE leaving the UK
  • Working with vulnerable people sensitive topics
  • Anonymising data and obtaining consent
  • Obtaining access (to people, museums, archives)
  • How to avoid putting yourself (and others) in a difficult situation