ERIC Number: ED229427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Is Unobtrusive Ethical?
Ortiz, Flora Ida
In the conduct of field studies, there are three different points at which data may be collected unobtrusively. The first is when there is a "search" for an area of study. The second point in which data may be gathered unobtrusively is when the researcher is attempting to further the analysis. The third point in which data are collected unobtrusively is during the conduct of the research project. As the public use of these data becomes probable the ethical considerations increase. This report is an attempt to show how the unobtrusive collection of data becomes problematic due to increasing ethical considerations. It also specifies means by which to maintain ethical standards in ambiguous circumstances and settings. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Unobtrusive Measures
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).