Below is the full text of the Ethical Standards of the American Educational Research Association or AERA. Since the standards could not be altered and this is a document, I am sending you the exact copy as published in http://www.aera.net/AboutAERA/Default.aspx?menu_id=90&id=174
"The Ethical Standards of the American Educational Research Association were adopted in June 1992 by AERA as an educational document to stimulate collegial debate and to evoke voluntary compliance by moral persuasion. The Ethical Standards were revised in 1996 and in 2000. Accordingly, it is not the intention of the Association to monitor adherence to the Standards or to investigate allegations of violations to the Code.
II. Guiding Standards: Research Populations, Educational Institutions, and the Public
A. Preamble. Educational researchers conduct research within a broad array of settings and institutions, including schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, and prisons. It is of paramount importance that educational researchers respect the rights, privacy, dignity, and sensitivities of their research populations and also the integrity of the institutions within which the research occurs. Educational researchers should be especially careful in working with children and other vulnerable populations. These standards are intended to reinforce and strengthen already existing standards enforced by Institutional Review Boards and other professional associations. Standards intended to protect the rights of human subjects should not be interpreted to prohibit teacher research, action ...
Ethical Standards of the American Educational Research Association or AERA are presented.