Research Design

Two major grants beginning in 2011 from the Spencer Foundation amplified CCREC’s Ethics Project under the direction of Ron Glass, and enabled the assembly of a team that included postdoctoral scholars Samara Foster and Anne Newman to establish the research program. In 2014, postdoctoral scholar Natalie JK Baloy and graduate student Sheeva Sabati joined the team to build on and develop the project. Together we have:

● Conducted and analyzed 50+ interviews with engaged scholars and community activists who have utilized action research;

● Catalogued a range of ethical issues raised in empirical studies across the social sciences and interdisciplinary fields such as education, public health, and urban planning;

● Examined codes of ethics of multiple professional associations and Indigenous communities;

● Presented our work at more than a dozen refereed inter/national academic conferences;

● Published several journal articles (The Journal of Higher Education; Studies in Philosophy and Education; Theory and Research in Education; and, Urban Education) and a chapter in the The Palgrave International Handbook of Action Research.