The student's guide to research ethics
Q180.55 .M67 O38 2010
- Unknown Q180.55 .M67 O38 2010
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -178) and index.
- PART ONE Ethics and the research process Introduction: ethics and research Some terminological issues: participants, subjects or respondents? Ethics and research aims Moral justifications of research Situations where engaging in research may be ethically undesirable Responsibilities of researchers to fellow researchers, respondents, the public and the academic community Areas of research which raise ethical issues Research and the respondent: ethical issues before the research commences Procedures for identifying and recruiting potential respondents The principle of informed consent Written information on the research project, and obtaining written consent Potential disadvantage or harm which might affect respondents Will respondents be likely to gain in any way from participationin the research? The involvement of research participants in research design Researching vulnerable groups of people Obtaining access to the research field via 'gatekeepers' The role of ethics committees and boards Obtaining relevant permission to conduct research Reaching agreement with institutions or organizations in which research will be conducted Research and the respondent: ethical issues during the research The ethics of recording data The right of respondents to end involvement in the research The disclosure by respondents of sensitive material Ethical issues in the use of information and communication technology The ethics of ethnographic fieldwork The ethics of the research interview Ethical issues in the use of questionnaires The use of inducements to provide data Is it ever ethical to collect data from respondents using deception or covert methods? Research and the respondent: ethical issues when data collection has been completed The issue of allowing respondents to read, edit and confirm the accuracy of data Reporting research results to respondents Arrangements for the disposal of raw data Potential psychological effects on respondents The distinction between interview research and counselling Possible consequences when the respondent remains in the research contextPART TWO Ethical themes The privacy of respondents, and restrictions on the use of data Anonymity Confidentiality Trying to maintain the social ecology of a research setting Observational studies in a public setting Privacy in relation to institutions and organizations The storage of data Differences in the research context Cultural differences Gender differences Differences of ethnicity Religious differences The collection of data when the researcher is of a different culture or gender from that of respondents Issues specific to research in a health or social care context The funding and sponsorship of research Ethics and funding agreements The ethics of research contracts The resolution of potential conflicts of interest The issue of allowing sponsors to read or edit draft research reports Intellectual ownership Regulatory Frameworks and Research Governance Codes of Ethics within different disciplines Ethical concerns when using the Internet and Technology Contacting respondents Collecting data using the internet Collecting data from internet sources Privacy on the internet The publication and dissemination of research Different audiences for research reports and findings Editorial procedures in academic journals The nature of plagiarism The style of expression of academic judgements Establishing authorship Acting as a reviewer of academic material The uses of synopses of research Acknowledging the limitations of research conclusions Conclusion: the role of the researcher Representation of research findings to non-researchers Recognition of the value of different research methodologies Consultation with peers on complex ethical issues Using forms of communication and language which are appropriate to the context The benefits and disadvantages of being a research participant Some principles for trying to resolve ethical dilemmas in research References Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Why should every researcher consider the ethical implications of their work? What constitutes ethical research? How can best practice be maintained throughout a research project?This reader-friendly book examines the ethical issues and questions that occur in university and professional research and will help both beginning and experienced researchers to identify ethical issues when they are conducting research. The book thoroughly examines the broader ethical issues that arise throughout research, from the design stage through to data collection and analysis. It also investigates topical issues such as content, confidentiality and ethical questions in the dissemination of research. There are also discussions of ethical theories as well as case studies that highlight dilemmas and how they can be avoided or resolved. This new edition is thoroughly updated to reflect the greater emphasis researchers must now place on ethics and includes information on: Ethical concerns of the internet and technology Regulatory frameworks and research governance Ethical requirements of funding bodies The involvement of research participants in research design Codes of ethics within different disciplines'Ethical Dialogue' and 'Ethical Dilemmas' boxes feature throughout the book in order to highlight key issues. There are also further reading sections at the end of each chapter as well as expanded coverage of plagiarism. The Student's Guide to Research Ethics is an invaluable tool for both undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as professionals who research as part of their jobs.
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- Publication date
- Paul Oliver.
- Open UP study skills
- Originally published: 2003.