# Getting the Description Right and Making It Count: Ethical Practice in Mathematics Education Research

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Building on the work on ethics in educational research in recent publications, we present a framework for ethical practice in mathematics education research. In particular, we discuss what are the implications of claiming or denying a particular piece of research as acceptable within the community. We argue that researchers must be aware for whom they advocate, thus making it count. We present a map with which researchers should engage the ethics of their practice, and we suggest that they must consider whether they are getting the description right.

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Mathematics Education Educational Research Education Research Mathematics Education Research Mathematics Teacher Education
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