The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics, 1st Edition

  • Ron Iphofen
  • Martin Tolich
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1526448688
  • ISBN-13: 9781526448682
  • DDC: 174.93
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 584 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This handbook is a much-needed and in-depth review of the distinctive set of ethical considerations which accompanies qualitative research. This is particularly crucial given the emergent, dynamic and interactional nature of most qualitative research, which too often allows little time for reflection on the important ethical responsibilities and obligations. Contributions from leading international researchers have been carefully organised into six key thematic sections: Part One: Thick Descriptions Of Qualitative Research Ethics; Part Two: Qualitative Research Ethics By Technique; Part Three: Ethics As Politics; Part Four: Qualitative Research Ethics With Vulnerable Groups; Part Five: Relational Research Ethics; and Part Six: Researching Digitally.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures, Tables and Boxes.
Notes on the Editors and Contributors.
Foundational Issues in Qualitative Research Ethics.
Thick Descriptions of Qualitative Research Ethics.
1: Values in Social Research.
2: Ethics, Reflexivity and Virtue.
3: A Posthumanist Ethics of Mattering: New Materialisms and the Ethical Practice of Inquiry.
4: Feminist Epistemologies and Ethics: Ecological Thinking, Situated Knowledges, Epistemic Responsibilities.
5: Ethical Imperialism? Exporting Research Ethics to the Global South.
6: Democratizing Research in Practice.
Qualitative Research Ethics by Technique.
7: The Ethics of Ethnography.
8: He Said, She Said, We Said: Ethical Issues in Conducting Dyadic Interviews.
9: Ethical Issues When Undertaking Autoethnographic Research with Families.
10: Between Dance and Detention: Ethical Considerations of ‘Mesearch’ in Performance.
11: Walking Interview Ethics.
12: Ethics and Power in Visual Research Methods.
13: Ethics Working in Ever-Changing Ethnographic Environments.
Ethics as Politics.
14: Confronting Political Dilemmas in Ethnographic Fieldwork: Consent, Personal Safety and Triangulation.
15: Qualitative Ethics in a Positivist Frame: The Canadian Experience 1998–2014.
16: When Ethics Review Boards Get Ethnographic Research Wrong.
17: Reflexivity: Overcoming Mistrust between Research Ethics Committees and Researchers.
18: Moving beyond Regulatory Compliance: Building Institutional Support for Ethical Reflection in Research.
19: Research Ethics Committees –What Are They Good For?.
Qualitative Research Ethics with Vulnerable Groups.
20: The Vulnerability of Vulnerability: Why Social Science Researchers Should Abandon the Doctrine of Vulnerability.
21: Researching Hate Crime Against Disabled People – Working through Ethical Considerations When the ‘Personal Is Political’.
22: Participatory Action Research with Indigenous Youth and their Communities.
23: Role Conflict and Questions of Rigour: Working with Community Researchers in Sexual Health.
24: Fair Warnings: The Ethics of Ethnography with Children.
25: Protecting and Empowering Research with the Vulnerable Older Person.
26: Ethics Unleashed: Developing Responsive Ethical Practice and Review for the Inclusion of Non-Human Animal Participants in Qualitative Research.
27: Paternalism and the Ethics of Researching with People Who Use Drugs.
Relational Research Ethics.
28: An Exception to the Rule: Journalism and Research Ethics.
29: The Dual Imperative in Disaster Research Ethics.
30: Ethical Issues in Insider-Outsider Research.
31: Covert: The Fear and Fascination of a Methodological Pariah.
32: Ethical Issues in Grounded Theory.
Researching Digitally.
33: Research That Hurts: Ethical Considerations When Studying Vulnerable Populations Online.
34: ‘What If They’re Bastards?’: Ethics and the Imagining of the Other in the Study of Online Fan Cultures.
35: Negotiating the Ethics of Gendered Online Spaces in Mainland China and Hong Kong.
Concluding Thoughts: The Virtues of a Reflexive Qualitative Researcher.