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CEBS Diversity & Equity Committee Brown Bag Series presents:
Culturally Responsive Research Ethics

  • by Dr. Maria Lahman
  • Monday, March 21
  • 11:30 1:00pm
  • Candelaria 1375
  • Lunch will be provided for registered participants. To reserve your seat contact

In this session Culturally Responsive Research Ethics will be described as a possible aspirational ethical stance in which researchers consider issues above and beyond IRB and discipline ethical codes. Drawing on tenets from ethnographic understandings of culture, culturally responsive teaching, reflexivity and relational research, culturally responsive researchers attempt to know their personal cultures and those of their participants in order to increase the likelihood of enacting ethically responsive research. Attendees should come ready for lively discussion over issues that may be unanswerable and will leave with questions to pose to themselves and the people they mentor in research.

Dr. Maria Lahman is a professor of qualitative methodology in the Department of Applied Statistics and Research Methods, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. She is co-chair of the Institutional Review Board which she has been part of for 14 years. Her specialty areas are research ethics and methodologies with young children and diverse groups of participants and alternative representations of research findings.

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