I just wanted to ask a quick question. Do I need to get permission from the relevant Provincial Department of Education to carry out research in schools if the schools are part of a project we’re running? In other words, the district is aware of us and probably interacting with us?
Of course approval by the Province and Research Ethics Boards are still not all that you need to do to ensure that you conduct your work ethically - Some fields (E.g. Marketing Research - see the ESOMAR guidelines), have guidelines about ethics... so it would be good to study these and make sure your practice remains above board.
And then this, of course, is also true:
Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules.