ERIC Number: EJ691485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Research Ethical Guidelines and Anonymity
International Journal of Research and Method in Education, v28 n1 p83-93 Apr 2005
That researchers should give anonymity to research sites and to the individuals involved in research is usually taken as an ethical norm. Such a norm is embodied internationally in most of the ethical guidelines and codes of practice of the various educational, sociological and psychological research associations and societies. This paper challenges this assumption on the basis that it is usually impossible to ensure anonymity and that it is often undesirable to try to do so.
Descriptors: Statistical Data, Guidelines, Psychological Studies, Ethics, Research Methodology, Confidentiality, Ethnography, Case Studies, Educational Research, Social Science Research
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