Ethics and Values in Applied Social Research

Author: Allan Kimmel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803926325

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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With the primary objective of raising ethical sensibility, this volume details the ethical problems and dilemmas faced by applied social science researchers. Issues such as the use of deception, the participant's right to privacy and informed consent, and the potential harm of public disclosure are confronted. The author discusses the need to review ethical problems and their implications in the context of current ethical standards in both society and the scientific community. Case studies illustrate unanticipated ethical dilemmas which might emerge during a research project. Issues are presented and interpreted clearly so that their complexity can be penetrated and potential solutions envisioned. The volume also includes specific methodolo
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The Ethics of Social Research

Surveys and Experiments

Author: Joan E. Sieber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461257190

Category: Psychology

Page: 249

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Social scientists are unprepared for many of the ethical problems that arise in their research, and for criticisms of their ethics that seem to ignore such cherished scientific values as objectivity and freedom of inquiry. Yet, they possess method ological talent and insight into human nature that can be used to understand and resolve these problems. The contributors to this book demonstrate that criticism of the ethics of social research can stimulate constructive development of meth odology. Both volumes of The Ethics of Social Research were written for and by social scientists to show how ethical dilemmas arise in the day-to-day conduct of social research and how they can be resolved. The topics discussed in this book include ethical problems that arise in experiments and sample surveys; the companion volume deals with the ethical issues involved in fieldwork and in the regulation and publication of research. With candor and humor, many of the contributors describe lessons they have learned about themselves, their methods, and their research participants. Collectively, they illustrate that both humanists and detenninists are likely to encounter ethical dilemmas in their research, albeit different ones, and that a blending of detenninistic and humanistic approaches may be needed to solve these dilemmas. The aim of this book is to assist irwestigators in preparing to meet some of the ethical problems that await the unwary. It offers perspectives, values, and guidelines for anticipating problems and devising solutions.
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Ethics in Qualitative Research

Author: Tina Miller,Maxine Birch,Melanie Mauthner,Julie Jessop

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446271188

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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This fresh, confident second edition expands its focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of doing qualitative research in light of new ethical dilemmas facing researchers today. In a climate of significant social and technological change, researchers must respond to increased ethical regulation and scrutiny of research. New sources, types of data and modes of accessing participants are all challenging and reconfiguring traditional ideas of the research relationship. This engaging textbook explores key ethical dilemmas - including research boundaries, informed consent, participation, rapport and analysis - within the context of a rapidly changing research environment. The book effectively covers the ethical issues related to the data collection process, helping readers to address the ethical considerations relevant to their research. This fully updated new edition: - Maps the changing and increasingly technology-reliant aspects of research relationships and practices - Provides researchers with guidance through practical examples, enabling those engaged in qualitative research to question and navigate in ethical ways This book is essential reading for all those engaged in qualitative research across the social sciences.
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Ethical Issues in Behavioral Research

Basic and Applied Perspectives

Author: Allan J. Kimmel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405182105

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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With concerns rising over the ethical dimensions of behavioral research and the developments in ethical codification and the research review process, Ethical Issues in Behavioral Research looks at the research community’s response to the ethical challenges that arise in the application of research approaches. Focuses on ethical and legal aspects of participant research on the internet Presents a practical framework for ethical decision making Discusses the revised ethical principles and code of conduct of the American Psychological Association A new chapter detailing ethical issues in marketing and opinion research, including a contrast of market and academic research and a summary of the author’s research comparing ethical trends in psychology and marketing fields Offers in-depth coverage of recent ethical developments outside of the United States including an update of the survey of the international codes of ethics and recommendations for avoiding ethical pitfalls encountered in cross-national research Includes a list of useful internet links devoted to ethical issues in research Includes a Foreword by Herbert C. Kelman
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Ethical Dilemmas in Feminist Research

The Politics of Location, Interpretation, and Publication

Author: Gesa Kirsch

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791442104

Category: Social Science

Page: 133

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Proposes feminist research principles to assist in making informed decisions to address ethical dilemmas that arise in research and teaching.
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Critical Social Research Ethics, 4v

Author: Barry Smart,Kay Peggs,Joseph Burridge

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781473907577

Category: Medical

Page: 1376

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This Major Work focuses on critical social research, shedding a light on the wider philosophical and methodological issues and disputes associated with the topic of research ethics as they have arisen primarily in the social sciences but also in a number of other disciplinary fields. The four volumes contain an impressive range of contributions, both historical and contemporary in scope, arranged into eight thematic sections covering: Philosophy, ethics and social inquiry: themes and issues Alternative perspectives on ethics, science and social research Universities, ethical principles and the practice of social research Ethics committees and ethical review: analysis and critique (Un)ethical research, contested knowledge and critical social inquiry Questions of ethics, consent, and confidentiality Divisions, differences, and diversity: critical ethical dilemmas in social research Elites and social research: critical engagements Providing a thorough critical overview of key debates and developments over the decades, as well as considering emerging concerns and possible future directions for research, this Major Work is essential reading for scholars engaged in all areas of social research.
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Case Studies for Ethics in Academic Research in the Social Sciences

Author: Leisa Reinecke Flynn,Ronald E. Goldsmith

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412996384

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 82

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This book provides a basis for class discussion about the responsible conduct of social science research. These 16 brief research ethics cases describe situations in which ethical dilemmas arise and present the student with the opportunity to think through the different implications for researchers. The cases emphasize different types of ethical dilemmas involving faculty, students, participants, and stakeholders. Students can discuss what happened, why it was or was not unethical, and what should be the consequences for the actors. Included are the original cases complete with learning objectives, teaching notes, and questions for discussion.
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Practices of Ethics

An Empirical Approach to Ethics in Social Sciences Research

Author: Isabella Paoletti,Maria Isabel Tomás,Fernanda Menéndez

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443850853

Category: Philosophy

Page: 215

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This book is intended for social sciences researchers, in a variety of disciplines, including sociology, sociolinguistics, psychology, gerontology, and ethnography, who, during all stages of their research, be it quantitative or qualitative, are confronted with ethical dilemmas. As such, the chapters in this book provide the reader with examples of ethical reflection within the research process. The selection does not cover all the possible ethical issues they may face, but all of the chapters deal with the complex and unexpected, but fundamental, ethical questions that arise before, during and after fieldwork, and which do not always find clear guidance from the professional ethical codes they submit to. The studies in this book contribute to the present debate on ethical issues in social sciences research, in addition to problematizing a normative approach to ethics in social sciences research, and highlighting the importance of considering the social character of research activities when applying ethical guidelines or Research Ethic Committees’ prescriptive procedures. These essays document researchers’ practical moral reasoning in carrying out their research activities and in complying with the relevant legislation in relation to protecting research participants. Practices of ethics are identified and made describable; they are made the object of empirical documentation. This book shows that a new empirical approach to ethics as a discipline is emerging, having practices of ethics as its specific object of study.
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Ethics in Social Science Research

Becoming Culturally Responsive

Author: Maria K. E. Lahman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506328636

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Ethics in Social Science Research: Becoming Culturally Responsive provides a thorough grounding in research ethics, along with examples of real-world ethical dilemmas in working with vulnerable populations. Author Maria K. E. Lahman aims to help qualitative research students design ethically and culturally responsive research with communities that may be very different from their own. Throughout, compelling first person accounts of ethics in human research—both historical and contemporary—are highlighted and each chapter includes vignettes written by the author and her collaborators about real qualitative research projects.
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