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What is Meant by Research Ethics?
"Research ethics is specifically interested in the analysis of ethical issues that are raised when people are involved as participants in research."
The three objectives of ethical research:
- To protect human participants.
- To ensure that research is conducted in a way that serves interests of individuals, groups and/or society as a whole.
- To examine specific research activities and projects for their ethical soundness, looking at issues such as the management of risk, protection of confidentiality and the process of informed consent.
From What is Research Ethics? by Nancy Walton, Ph.D.
VIDEO: Introduction to Ethics in Qualitative Research
First in a series by Dr. Jason J. Campbell of Nova Southeastern University (FL).
Dr. Jason Campbell is the founder and Executive Director for the Institute for Genocide Awareness and Applied Research (IGAAR). He has written several books and publishes primarily in the field of genocide awareness and prevention. Dr. Campbell's research interest include genocide studies and prevention, the problem of evil, state endorsed mass extermination and the theoretical understanding of exclusionary ideologies.
Published January 5, 2012 | Runtime: 10.00 min.
PDF of notes to this presentation.
Selected Books on Research Ethics
Ethics and Planning Research by
Publication Date: 2009-08-01
This important and unique book provides a thorough examination of the issues relating to research ethics in planning for an international audience. The authors examine alternative frameworks within which ethical action can be discussed and critically describe the key institutional arrangements surrounding the management of ethical behaviour in research.
Ethics, Design and Planning of the Built Environment by
Publication Date: 2013-07-04
The book proposes a set of original contributions in research areas shared by planning theory, architectural research, design and ethical inquiry. The contributors gathered in 2010 at the Ethics of the Built Environment seminar organized by the editors at Delft University of Technology. Both prominent and emerging scholars presented their researches in the areas of aesthetics, technological risks, planning theory and architecture. The scope of the seminar was highlighting shared lines of ethical inquiry among the themes discussed, in order to identify perspectives of innovative interdisciplinary research. After the seminar all seminar participants have elaborated their proposed contributions. Some of the most prominent international authors in the field were subsequently invited to join in with this inquiry.
Textbook of Research Ethics by
Publication Date: 2000-08-31
This textbook provides a brief history of human experimentation and reviews various theories of ethics from which the principles and rules that govern this research are derived. All relevant international documents and national regulations, policies and memoranda are referred to extensively to assist in addressing issues that regularly arise during the course of research involving human subjects. It includes case examples and exercises and is of interest to students and experienced researchers.
Selected Journals on Research Ethics
International Journal of Internet Research Ethics
The IJIRE is the first peer-reviewed online journal, dedicated specifically to cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural research on Internet Research Ethics. All disciplinary perspectives, from those in the arts and humanities, to the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences, are reflected in the journal.
Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
Publishes empirical research and reviews of empirical literature on human research ethics. Empirical knowledge translates ethical principles into procedures appropriate to specific cultures, contexts, and research topics. By presenting such work, JERHRE aims to improve ethical problem solving in human research and provide an ongoing basis for the establishment of best practice guidelines.
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