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Research Ethics in the Real World


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Part one: research ethics in context; 1. Introduction; 2. Indigenous research and ethics; 3. Euro-Western research and ethics; 4. Research ethics regulation; 5. Evaluation research ethics; Part two: Doing research ethically; 6. Planning research ethically; 7. Ethical context setting and literature review; 8. Ethical data gathering; 9. Ethical data analysis; 10. Ethical reporting; 11. Ethical presentation of research findings; 12. Ethical dissemination; 13. Ethical aftercare; 14. Researcher well-being; 15. Conclusion.

About the Author

Helen Kara has been an independent researcher since 1999 and specialises in research methods and ethics. She is the author of Research and Evaluation for Busy Students and Practitioners: A Time-Saving Guide (Policy Press, 2nd edn 2017) and Creative Research Methods for the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide (Policy Press, 2015). Helen is a Visiting Research Fellow at the UK's National Centre for Research Methods, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.


"...a great resource for thinking through ethics at every stage of the research design." The Evaluator
"This excellent book goes far beyond the basic tenet of "do no harm," and its comprehensive and holistic approach to the very real ethical issues confronting scholars, especially those in qualitative research, provides a wonderful resource...Not only that, but the book is beautifully written and, despite the author's clam that there are "not many laughs" to be found this reviewer has found herself repeatedly diving into her review copy just for the pleasure of it." The Independent Scholar, Volume 5, Spring 2019 * The Independent Scholar, Volume 5, Spring 2019 *
"User friendly and at the same time accurate, thought provoking and thorough. Perfect for early stage graduate research students." Lia Levin, Tel Aviv University
"Provides guidance on developing ethical relationships that acknowledge the connectedness of all living and non-living things to improve researchers' contribution to social and environmental justice." Donna Mertens, Gallaudet University
"Using an inclusive approach, this book offers well-resourced and wide-ranging advice and guidance on recurrent research ethics issues, arranged by reference to the typical stages in the conduct of a research project." Colin Thomson, Senior Consultant AHRECS
"A wonderfully engaging book, full of vivid detail and well mapped out examples that will be of great use both in the classroom and in my own research. " Jon Dean, Sheffield Hallam University

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