Your paper and presentation may refer to your entire dissertation or to one part of it, for example one article. The paper should not be longer than 3000 words.

The paper should address your theoretical framework, empirical data and methodology used, as well as your main/provisional results. Please remember that this year’s summer school focuses on research ethics and researchers’ social responsibility and your paper is expected to reflect that focus. You may focus on any or all of following questions through which research ethics can be approached:

  • Integrity and good scientific conduct in higher education research: This theme may address for example IRB processes prior to conducting the research, or ethics in the publication process.
  • Reflexivity in research process: This theme invites participants to reflect upon their role in their own research: in planning the research project, formulating the research questions, collecting and analysing data.
  • Researcher’s social and global responsibility: What is a worthwhile objective to study? How do we as researchers impact on the world? How can we ensure that we do no harm?

Each student will have approximately 15 min for presenting own work. Please remember to reflect on the ethical aspects of your research also in your presentation. Afterwards there will be about 20 minutes for comments, questions and discussion. The comments section will be structured as follows. First the assigned student commentator will give the comments on the paper. This is followed by comments from the other participants of the summer school. Finally, two assigned senior commentators will comment on the paper.

Please note therefore, that in addition to presenting your own work, you will be expected to comment on another student paper. You will be expected to send the comments to the author of the paper in question in written format after the summer school. We also strongly encourage you to read other papers than the one you assigned to comment.