University of Toronto Department of Political Science
Date: Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Come join us for a discussion of research ethics. If you are contemplating doing surveys, interviews, focus groups, field experiments, or any research involving human beings as “sources of data,” you will find this discussion very informative.
In the first hour, Dr. Dean Sharpe will give an overview of the Research Ethics Board at UofT and how the institution views the duties and responsibilities of scholars doing research with human “participants.”
In the second hour, two panelists will talk about various ethical dilemmas they have encountered doing research in a range of settings using very different methods. Prof. Loewen has conducted field and behavioural experiments in Malawi, Mongolia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Ms. Steflja has recently completed field research in Bosnia, Serbia, and Rwanda where she interviewed a range of educated people, from students to local elites.
Lee Ann Fujii will moderate. She has conducted field research on political violence in Rwanda, Bosnia, and the United States.
CSUS and F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series presents Sylvia Bashevkin – “Motherhood as Metaphor: US foreign policy leaders construct their gender identities, 1980 – present”
This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Institute.
On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 4-5:30pm, we will be hosting a seminar on how to apply to graduate school. The Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political, Prof. Steven Bernstein, along with two recent graduate students, Merrick Anderson and Juan Vidal, will talk about the application process and answer any student questions.
Location: Leslie Dan Pharmacy Building room PB B250
For information, contact Jamie Levin at email@example.com.
Jean Edward Smith is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and Visiting Senior Scholar in the History Department at Columbia University. He is a prolific author, and has been called by George Will, “Today’s foremost biographer of formidable figures in American history.” His biographies include the following best-sellers: FDR, New York: Random House, 2007 (winner of the 2008 Francis Parkman Prize awarded by the Society of American Historians); Grant, New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001; John Marshall: Definer of a Nation, New York: Henry, Holt & Company, 1996; and Lucius D. Clay: An American Life, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1990. He is now at work on a biography of George W. Bush.
He will be lecturing on his newest and very well reviewed book, Eisenhower in War and Peace, New York: Random House, 2012.
The event is free and open to the public. Please register at http://www.munk.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=11753.
Co-sponsored by the Munk School of Global Affairs.