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ERIC Number: EJ854391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1740-5866
Rocks and Hard Places: Between Codes of Ethics and the Uncertainties of Research
Bradshaw, Matt
LATISS: Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences, v2 n1 p55-64 Apr 2005
Increasingly, universities around the world are employing ethics committees or similar bodies to require that social researchers enter into research contracts with research participants. Often, one of the stipulations regarding research contracts is that research participants be allowed to check the way in which their contribution is reported. While member checking can be worthwhile, in research that involves a critique that impinges on research participants it can be problematic, particularly in situations in which the researcher is the subordinate party. I argue that unless room is made by ethics committees for an ongoing relationship involving researchers, university sponsors and research participants in negotiating ethical difficulties as these arise then universities risk stifling critical research and forcing those interested in critique to practice elsewhere.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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