This article reports on a collective effort to position ethics policies within the context of a specific discipline - Applied Language Studies (ALS). Through a discussion of challenges to ALS-specific pedagogical and research practices, this article highlights (1) the need for consistency across institutional Research Ethics Boards in the application of general principles of ethics review, and (2) the recognition of local considerations that are informed by disciplinary approaches not envisioned in current ethics policies. Ethics policies that are driven by substantive ethical intent will recognize pedagogical practices, research methodologies, and epistemological values and traditions that mark a discipline.

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Keywords Applied language studies, Ethical intent, Ethics, Genre, Institutional ethnography, Interviews, Participant-centred research approaches, Participatory-action research, Research Ethics Boards (REBs)
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Journal Journal of Academic Ethics
Fox, J, Artemeva, N, Darville, R. (Richard), & Woods, D. (Devon). (2006). Juggling through hoops: Implementing ethics policies in applied language studies. Journal of Academic Ethics, 4(1-4), 77–99. doi:10.1007/s10805-006-9018-0