ERIC Number: ED390923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
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Ethical and Political Issues in Qualitative Research from a Philosophical Point of View.
Clark, John A.
The moral rules that come into play when researchers engage in qualitative inquiry are explored. Qualitative researchers first need to consider the aims of the research and how it is conducive to the educational good. A primary methodological consideration is to obtain the informed consent of those who participate in the research. The social context of the inquiry, the age of the participants, potential harm to the researcher, and the question of whether covert qualitative research can be justified are problems that must be considered. Another methodological concern is the relationship that ought to exist between the researcher and the participants. In addition, qualitative researchers are ethically bound to have a solid grasp of the philosophical and conceptual features of the work. A final question is that of the outcomes of the research and the use of the findings. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Informed Consent
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 18-22, 1995).