Ethics in Dance Research

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นราพงษ์ จรัสศรี

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Ethics in research in general is of the utmost importance. How can you take research and its results seriously, if you are in doubt about its ethical soundness? Over the years, the author of this paper found more and more ethics infringements in student papers on graduate level in his field of dance research. That is why this paper on “Ethics in Dance Research” aims to study this issue more closely. It is based on a qualitative process, using research literature, personal experience and interviews with prominent experts in dance research. Data collection was carried out between July 2007 until July 2017Ethics in research in general is of the utmost importance. How can you take research and its results seriously, if you are in doubt about its ethical soundness? Over the years, the author of this paper found more and more ethics infringements in student papers on graduate level in his field of dance research. That is why this paper on “Ethics in Dance Research” aims to study this issue more closely. It is based on a qualitative process, using research literature, personal experience and interviews with prominent experts in dance research. Data collection was carried out between July 2007 until July 2017            The author identified 10 issues resulting in poor ethics in dance research. These are; 1) Not putting into question senior authority in critical situations.  2) The loss of networking between Dance Research Organizations.  3) Strong advance expectations of sponsors, causing a bias in research. 4) A general fear in Thai society to challenge hierarchical structures.  5) Replacing a process in a new work that is very different from the one that has been used before.  6) A large increase in plagiarism.  7) A bias in collecting information in one’s research project. 8) Researchers being corrupted by aspiring to a future position in an attractive institution 9) Use your research as means to harm competitors. 10) Judges being completely ignorant of these problems.

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จรัสศรีน. (2017). Ethics in Dance Research. Institute of Culture and Arts Journal, 19(1 (37), 65-71. Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jica/article/view/105624
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