Ethics in Qualitative Research

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Tina Miller, Maxine Birch, Melanie Mauthner, Julie Jessop
SAGE, Sep 13, 2012 - Reference - 208 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction to second edition
1
theory and practice
14
regulation new technologies and doing ethical research
29
research as a political tool
43
4 Consenting to what? Issues of access gatekeeping and informed consent
61
research ethics professional and occupational responsibilities
76
ethics and responsibilities
94
7 Doing rapport and the ethics of faking friendship
108
ethics feminist epistemologies and methodologies
122
reproducing modern subjects?
140
ethical and moral issues in digital data sharing
157
navigating ethical dilemmas and new digital horizons
176
Author index
187
Subject index
189
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As an academic manager I am committed to enhance academic practice for Associate Lecturers. A core component of my current role is to provide staff development opportunities to extend teaching and learning scholarship . I also support the delivery of health and social care courses and evidence the teaching and learning needs that arise from practice focussed and practice based courses. I currently chair K221: 'Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine', a role that reflects my long term research interest in health and wellbeing beyond formal understandings and health care practices. I have several publication in research methodology and in 2011 a second edition of 'Ethics in Qualitative Research.' Mauthner, Birch, Miller and Jessop (2002) is due. I have developed teaching and learning across many health and social care areas and my discipline areas are underpined primairly with a sociological apporach. I previously worked on course production for mental health and mental health practice. Here I completed substantial lead author and editing roles that progress service user involvement, professional practice and raise the OU profile with other agencies and professional services.

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