A couple of weeks ago (finally got round to it... less can be said with the dissertation research...) I received the feedback for my dissertation proposal, and discovered that my dissertation lecturer will be Jenny Hutton.
Some really useful and helpful feedback received, definitely made me think more carefully about (potentially) interviewing staff at Innocent HQ, particularly in the light, that despite an initial ray of hope after visiting the HQ, was told a few weeks ago that unfortunately they wouldn't have time to see me for interview purposes, I may need to look a lot more closely at alternative options, and need to make some decisions and look a lot more closely at my research and dissertation development before returning to Uni in September, hoping to have a finalised dissertation by mid-December.
I just need to return the ethics form, and then plan for as quick a development and progress as possible!
Using the innocent brand as a case study, evaluate whether companies within the food and drinks industry can be truly ethical and sustainable in contemporary, capitalist cultures.
SUMMARY OF ISSUES AND ACTION TO BE TAKEN TO ADDRESS THE ETHICS PROBLEM(S)
1. Does the research involve human participants? YES
12. Might permission for the study need to be sought from the researcher's or from participants' employer? YES
Contacting human participants prior to visits/research begins to confirm permission of the study, and to assess whether or not confidentiality is required, or deemed appropriate for the subject matter and opinions expressed by the individual(s).