How does school administration ensure security and convenience of students’ research?
Regarding ethics, consent from the school has been secured through School Mentor who has already read through the research proposal. In order to ensure participant confidentiality, students will not be required to place their name on any questionnaires. During interviews and focus groups, students will be given a number to be referred to that will allow me to identify them for gender/ability levels/ historical data in my research but will not include their real name. This will ensure they remain confidential within the study. All data collected during the research can, therefore, be collected anonymously.
Any examples of the students’ written work will be cropped so as to ensure names and personal data are not recorded. Data stored on my computer will be password protected and will be electronically destroyed at the end of the research.
Any data collected on paper will be stored in a folder to which only myself and my school mentor will have access. Once the project is concluded any participant information gathered such as questionnaires will be destroyed appropriately.
All children will have access to the teaching so no group is given undue advantage or disadvantage. Only data from the target group will be collected.