Fonte: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte; BR; UFRN; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração; Políticas e Gestão Públicas; Gestão OrganizacionalPublicador: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte; BR; UFRN; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração; Políticas e Gestão Públicas; Gestão Organizacional
Ethics on scientific research is approached and often discussed in several areas of knowledge
connected to health. In the Administration area there are very few studies which approach the
topic of ethics on research. The present paper tried to fill in this gap in the production of
knowledge about the topic, investigating how the ethical principles found in the literature and
in the codes of conduct are noticed and taken into account in Administration research
activities developed by acting researchers in Administration Post Graduation Programs.
Theoretically speaking, the study was based mainly on the approaches by Creswell (2007) and
Bell and Bryman (2007), which discuss the research ethical principles. Methodologically
speaking it was all about an exploratory kind of study, with qualitative research approach.
Upon data collection, personal interviews were made aiming at its depth and focus groups
were formed. The first stage had interviews with four experienced researchers who took part
on a teaching and researching event and on the second stage we used the focus group
technique. The focus groups were done in four college institutions along with the post
graduation programs in Administration in the states of Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba and