Social science research ethics: an introduction

Keerty Nakray, Margaret Alston, Kerri Whittenbury

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This introduction chapter presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of the book. The book contributes to growing debates in social science research ethics, specifically cross-cultural contexts in recent times. The book draws from the empirical knowledge created through intensive fieldwork and provides an account of ethical questions faced by the contributors, placing them in the context of contemporary debates surrounding the theory and practice of ethics. Transcending disciplinary boundaries, the book examines common difficulties faced by researchers undertaking challenging research across various countries. The chapters are thematically organized into five parts: feminist ethics: cross-cultural reflections and its implications for change; researching physical and sexual violence in nonacademic settings: a need for ethical protocols; human agency, reciprocity, participation and activism: meanings for social science research; emotions, conflict and dangerous fields: issues of safety and reflective research and social science education: training in ethics or ethical training and ethical publicizing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Science Research Ethics for a Globalizing World
Subtitle of host publicationInterdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
EditorsKeerty Nakry, Margaret Alston, Kerri Whittenbury
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781134748181
ISBN (Print)9780415716222
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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