Ethical frameworks – teacher notes

Ways your students can address ethical issues

Activity 1 has set the scene for an introduction to ethical frameworks – ways of thinking about ethical issues. The student materials describe three commonly used frameworks (consequentialist/utilitarian, rights and duties, virtue ethics), all of which can readily be employed when thinking about right/wrong actions both in the context of research ethics and more generally.


About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Go Further: A practical guide to extended science projects’ in October 2016.

Statistics and maths, Careers, Psychology
Go Further: A practical guide to extended science projects
Education levels:
16–19, Independent research projects, Continuing professional development