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The Handbook of Social Research Ethics (Books: Donna Mertens & Pauline E. Ginsberg 2008)0

Posted by Admin in on May 22, 2015
 

BOOK: Mertens DM and Ginsberg PE (eds) (2009) Handbook of Social Research Ethics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

The Handbook of Social Research Ethics is the first comprehensive volume of its kind to offer a deeper understanding of the history, theory, philosophy, andáimplementation of applied social research ethics. Much of the literature surrounding research ethics originates from or focuses on medical or related health science issues involving human subject research. Yet, the intricacies of social research often raises ethical concerns and issues that are unique to or requiring further contextualization to general research ethics topics, guidelines, and practices. This volume brings together eminent, international scholars across the social and behavioral sciences and education to address those ethical issues that arise in the theory and practice of research within the technologically advancing and culturally complex world in which we live. In addition, ethical dilemmas that arise in the relationship between research practice and social justice issues are examined. The guiding themes used throughout the volume include: Defining and exploring the role(s) of ethics in research from a multi-disciplinary perspective; Making explicit the differing ethical emphases entailed by differing research traditions; Locating ethical concerns within research practice; Elucidating how each of the above influences the relationship between good ethical practice and good research practice. This reference is an invaluable resource to graduate students, professors, researchers, and practitioners of various kinds of social and behavioral research.”

Ethical Decision Making in Social Research (Books: Ron Iphofen 2009)0

Posted by Admin in on May 22, 2015
 

BOOK: Iphofen R (2009) Ethical Decision-Making in Social Research: a Practical Guide. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

“This practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to ethical decision-making in social research. Offering support and guidance throughout the research process – from designing research proposals and submitting them for ethical scrutiny to anticipating ethical dilemmas that might arise whilst research is being planned, conducted and reported – this is an essential companion for all professional researchers navigating the growing demands for ethical practice.

Central to the book is a unique ‘ethical review checklist’, which guides ethical thinking at each stage of a research project. The checklist helps researchers to anticipate harms and benefits at the outset of a project, but also supports ongoing monitoring of ethical concerns throughout the life of a project – be it counducted by an individual, research group or commissioning body. Further features include a template for developing a robust research proposal, a glossary of terms and a list of useful websites. The book also draws extensively on case studies of ethical decision making, grounding moral problems in real-life examples. Written in an accessible and readable style to appeal to a range of needs, this guide provides much-needed practical advice to supplement the ethical codes and guidelines offered by professional associations in the social sciences, and is based on insight and understanding of the moral problems that social researchers routinely confront.”

Dartmouth and Stanford Apologize After a Political-Science Experiment Gone Wrong – The Chronicle of Higher Education0

Posted by Admin in on May 22, 2015
 

A political-science study that involved a deceptive mailing to Montana voters raises questions about a new research trend.

Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR)0

Posted by Admin in on May 22, 2015
 

As per the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2007), Australian researchers must list their clinical trials in a recognised clinical trial register (such as the ANZCTR). At the time of writing a proposal is being considered to make is explicit that this should be a condition of ethical clearance.

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