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Challenges and Responsibilities of Social Research in Africa: Ethical Issues (Book: Apollo Rwomire & Francis Nyamnjoh 2007)0

Posted by Admin in on May 31, 2015
 

BOOK: Rwomire, Apollo, & Nyamnjoh, Francis B., 1961- & Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (2007). Challenges and responsibilities of social research in Africa : ethical issues. Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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“Reviewed by SHERIDAN GRISWOLD (Originally published in Mmegi Online)

Challenges and Responsibilities of Social Research in Africa: Ethical Issues is a collection of 21 essays that should be of interest to a variety of people, including researchers and consumers of research.

Its editors are well known in Botswana. Apollo Rwomire, a Ugandan, has taught in the Department of Social Work at the University of Botswana (UB) since 1993. His recent books include Social Problems in Africa (2001) and Human Impact on Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa (2003).

Francis B Nyamnjoh, a Cameroonian, is an anthropologist and sociologist who has written five works of fiction including The Disillusioned African (1995) and The Travails of Dieudonne (2008). His academic books span topics as diverse as sexuality, xenophobia, democracy, the media and Magical Interpretations, Material Realities (2001).”

See more at: http://www.nyamnjoh.com/2010/02/the-ethics-of-research-on-human-subjects-in-africa.html#sthash.RLEAK0je.dpuf

‘Place-hacker’ prosecution ‘attack on intellectual freedom’ (Times Higher Ed, David Matthews 2014)0

Posted by Admin in on May 29, 2015
 

Oxford academic at centre of case says ‘clearly punitive investigation’ undermined ethnographic research   

“A University of Oxford academic who was discharged after being prosecuted for his involvement with a group that explores “off-limits” parts of cities has labelled the case against him an “attack on intellectual freedom” which has cost the taxpayer hundreds of thousands of pounds.

“Bradley Garrett accompanied the “place hackers” as they scaled London skyscrapers including The Shard and explored abandoned Tube stations as part of his PhD research.

“He was one of a group of nine people who were charged with conspiracy to commit criminal damage and faced a Crown Court case in which the prosecution brought in a Queen’s Counsel.”

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