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Doing Ethical Research

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Navigating ethical issues throughout your research project can be a confusing and daunting task. But why are ethics so important anyway? Can you anticipate or prepare for ethical dilemmas before they happen? And what can you...

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Navigating ethical issues throughout your research project can be a confusing and daunting task. But why are ethics so important anyway? Can you anticipate or prepare for ethical dilemmas before they happen? And what can you do if they arise in your research? Doing Ethical Research offers essential advice on how to negotiate ethical considerations at each stage of your project, from the approval application to the final report write-up. In particular, the book:- examines the fundamental importance of ethical research and assessment- explores hot topics of consent, confidentiality and research relationships- includes ethical dilemmas and case studies to show how ethics affect real-life research- gives readers confidence to interpret and critically reflect upon ethical debatesEach chapter is packed with clear examples and explanations that are designed to help readers to make their own ethical decisions. It is an essential resource for all researchers, whatever their level or research background.

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Reflects an increasing need and agenda to teach students the importance of ethics
Useful to novice researchers across a range of levels
Carefully written to appeal to a variety of disciplines
Clear, coherent examples show ethics in action

Introduction: Why Research Ethics Matters
PART I: ETHICAL BASICS
Thinking Critically About Ethics
Ethical Principles and Codes
Ethical Procedures, Institutions and Norms
PART II: ETHICS IN PRACTICE
Research Design and Ethics
Writing a Successful Ethics Application or Project
Ethical Dilemmas When Running the Project
PART III: ETHICAL 'HOT TOPICS'
Informed Consent
Privacy, Anonymity and Confidentiality
Assessment of Possible Harm I: Participants
Assessment of Possible Harm II: Researcher Safety
Vulnerable groups and sensitive topics
The Ethics of Research With Children and Young People
Social Justice and Cultural Sensitivity
Internet Research and Ethics
Appendix I: Standards and Guidelines.

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Hannah Farrimond is a Lecturer in Medical Sociology at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research has been conducted in the areas of health, gender and addiction.

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Hannah Farrimond is a Lecturer in Medical Sociology at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research has been conducted in the areas of health, gender and addiction.

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