ERIC Number: EJ868467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
The Most Exciting Thing: Researcher Ethics and Personal Ethics
Ballard, Robert L.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n120 p55-64 Win 2009
This autoethnographic chapter explores the thoughts, feelings, desires, and ethical struggles of the author when he rode along with a patrol officer and saw a dead body. Drawing on communication ethics, the author problematizes his ethics, faith, identity, and personal desires. He learns it is important for researchers to consider their personal ethical constitution while in the field.
Descriptors: Ethics, Ethnography, Beliefs, Empathy, Traffic Safety, Law Enforcement, Interpersonal Communication, Personal Narratives, Role Conflict
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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