Ethical research practices

Graeme Johanson

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    There are many reasons why ethics are essential to good information research, and why all research demands ethical stances. The chapter encourages selfreflection by the researcher on different types of ethical problems which need to be resolved from the point of planning research through to its final dissemination. A tendency to discuss ethics in terms of hard-and-fast rules is tempered by a call for nuance in specific contexts. The chapter summarises the philosophical bases of research ethics, providing illustrations, and discusses many arguments for and against research ethics codes, committees, and practices. Reasons for supporting the increasing attention dedicated to information ethics and intercultural research ethics are provided.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch Methods
    Subtitle of host publicationInformation, Systems, and Contexts: Second Edition
    EditorsKirsty Williamson, Graeme Johanson
    Place of PublicationKidlington OX USA
    PublisherChandos Publishing
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Electronic)9780081022214
    ISBN (Print)9780081022207
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


    • Authorship ethics
    • Data collection ethics
    • Data storage ethics
    • Ethical behaviour
    • Ethical research
    • Ethics codes
    • Ethics policies
    • Informed consent
    • Intercultural ethics
    • Publication ethics
    • Research ethics planning

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