What would pedagogic research look like if students were involved from the proposal stage? What would be the impact of including student representatives on ethics committees dealing with research involving students? I’ve recently been awarded a small-ish amount of money as part of the much larger EPSRC FRIICT project to investigate these issues in a case study.
I’m hoping that the lessons learnt in this case study will have wider significance for research governance and the implications for including research subjects much earlier into the research cycle, it’s just that at the foundation centre we do an increasing amount of research with out students, and they are close to hand for interviewing/ involving in committees 🙂
I would be really interested to hear about any attempts to include students into the research process in this way, or any thoughts that people might have about the process. Is this opening up the research too much? how will a student feel if they are involved in an unsuccessful bid? Will colleagues resent the intrusion or will they feel that their proposals are strengthened because of it? so much to look at!