ethics and/or Ethics in qualitative social research: negotiating a path around and between the two

Turner, Denise and Webb, Rebecca (2012) ethics and/or Ethics in qualitative social research: negotiating a path around and between the two. Ethics and Social Welfare, 8 (4). pp. 383-396. ISSN 1749-6535

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Abstract

This article explores the process of university Ethical Review both as lived experience and as part of institutional governance at an English university. The article uses Blackburn's distinction between ethics and Ethics (Ethics—A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001) as a framework to examine the themes of ‘vulnerability’, ‘power’ and ‘relationships’. These themes are analysed closely both within the institutional and the fieldwork contexts, attempting to include the perspectives of all those involved in the research ethics process. The article does not seek to draw any definitive conclusions but rather to stimulate, and add to the iterative discussion on the process of Ethical Review within institutions. Nonetheless, it does conclude by making some suggestions concerning the way in which the lived experience of ethics could better inform the practice of institutional Ethical Review.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Depositing User: Denise Turner
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2015 12:27
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 06:56
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/51948

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