Resources (research ethics)

Useful links and documents


A companion to qualitative research / edited by Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines Steinke ; translated by Bryan Jenner.

Doctorates Downunder: Keys to successful doctoral study in Australia and New Zealand / edited by Carey Denholm and Terry Evans

Ethics in research / Ian Gregory

Ethics in research with human participants / edited by Bruce D. Sales and Susan Folkman.

Research ethics in Aotearoa New Zealand : concepts, practice, critique / edited by Martin Tolich.

Social science research in New Zealand : many paths to understanding / Carl Davidson and Martin Tolich (editors)

The student’s guide to research ethics / Paul Oliver


Ethical Goals of Community Consultation in Research / Neil Dickert and Jeremy Sugarman in The American Journal of Public Health 2005 July 95(7) pp 1123-1127

The Treaty of Waitangi and Research Ethics in Aotearoa / Maui Hudson and Khyla Russell in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 2009 6(1) pp 61-68

Other library resources

The library maintains a page of resources related to Research Integrity and Ethics that contains helpful information.

Consultation for researchers

The slide show that is available in the related documents column to the left will assist you in identifying the case law requirements for consultation and understanding what you need to do when consulting.

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Ethical principles at AUT

This PowerPoint guide lists the principles by which AUTEC determines whether or not to grant ethical approval to research at AUT.  It also contains some hints about how one might design one's research in order to meet these principles.

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Getting ethics approval: An introduction

  • Do I need to get ethics approval?
  • What do I have to do to get ethics approval?
  • To whom do I apply to get ethics approval?

Download Do I need ethics approval slide show