Synopses & Reviews
Understanding and correctly applying ethics is an essential part of any research project. Students and researchers often struggle with knowing how and when to consider ethical issues and what to do when things don't go to plan. With examples throughout, this book is a practical guide to navigating the difficulties of this hugely important area.
About the Author
HANNAH FARRIMOND is a Research Fellow at EGENIS (ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society), Department of Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Exeter, UK. She teaches on health and illness, research methodology, and has extensive experience in research ethics training.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why Research Ethics Matters PART I: ETHICAL BASICS Thinking Critically About EthicsEthical Principles and CodesEthical Procedures, Institutions and NormsPART II: ETHICS IN PRACTICEResearch Design and EthicsWriting a Successful Ethics Application or ProjectEthical Dilemmas When Running the Project PART III: ETHICAL 'HOT TOPICS'Informed ConsentPrivacy, Anonymity and ConfidentialityAssessment of Possible Harm I: ParticipantsAssessment of Possible Harm II: Researcher SafetyVulnerable groups and sensitive topics The Ethics of Research With Children and Young People Social Justice and Cultural SensitivityInternet Research and EthicsAppendix I: Standards and Guidelines