Ethical Principles in Action Research
Jelena Maksimović and Boris Kožuh

Summary:  In spite of the many distinctions between the scientific fields, the modern scientific community is united by one important aspect, and it is about respecting ethical principles and principles in all stages of conducting research projects. It is for this reason that the topicality of ethics-related topics in recent decades has been catching the attention of the scientific community. The aim of theoretical research was to consider the issues of ethics in action research. The research answers questions of ethics in planning and conducting action research, examines issues of the relationship of power and power of AI participants, standards of Ethics Committees, and protection of data confidentiality, autonomy and dignity of participants in practitioner research. The cyclical process and the unpredictability of the course of action research are particularly demanding when it comes to respecting ethical principles, since changes that researchers and participants could not have foreseen may occur during the course of the study. Therefore, action researchers are confronted with particularly complex task of building trust and cooperation with all participants, as well as a mutual moral and ethical code of conduct.

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