The Handbook of Social Research Ethics

The Handbook of Social Research Ethics

By: Donna M. Mertens (author), Pauline Ginsberg (author)Hardback

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"The Handbook of Social Research Ethics" is the first comprehensive volume of its kind to offer a deeper understanding of the history, theory, philosophy, and implementation 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; and, 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.

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Donna M. Mertens is Professor in the Department of Education at Gallaudet University. She teaches research methods and program evaluation to deaf and hearing students at the MA and PhD levels. She conducts research and evaluation studies on such topics as improvement of special education services in international settings, planning for the inclusion of students with disabilities in neighborhood schools, enhancing the educational experiences of students with disabilities, preventing sexual abuse in residential schools for deaf students, improving access to the court systems for deaf and hard-of-hearing people, and improving the preparation of teachers of the deaf through appropriate use of instructional technology. Her research focuses on improving methods of inquiry by integrating the perspectives of those who have experienced oppression in our society. She draws on the writings of feminists, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, as well as indigenous peoples who have addressed the issues of power and oppression and their implications for research methodology. Dr. Mertens has made numerous presentations at the meetings of the American Educational Research Association, American Evaluation Association, Association for College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, International Sociological Association, International Mixed Methods Conference, American Psychological Association, African Evaluation Association, Canadian Evaluation Society, Visitors Studies Association, and other organizations that explore these themes. She served as president and board member of the American Evaluation Association from 1997 to 2002 and as a member of the Board of Trustees for the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation, 2002-2003. She is the editor for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research (with Max Bergman as coeditor). Her publications include four edited volumes, Indigenous Pathways to Social Research (coedited with Fiona Cram and Bagele Chilisa, 2013), Handbook of Social Research Ethics (coedited with Pauline Ginsberg, 2009), Creative Ideas for Teaching Evaluation (1989), and Research and Inequality (coedited with Carole Truman and Beth Humphries, 2000), and several authored books, including Program Evaluation: A Comprehensive Guide (with Amy Wilson, 2012), Transformative Research and Evaluation (2009), Research and Evaluation Methods in Special Education (coauthored with John McLaughlin, 2004), and Parents and Their Deaf Children (coauthored with Kay Meadow-Orlans and Marilyn Sass Lehrer, 2003). She also publishes many chapters and articles in edited volumes, encyclopedias, handbooks, and journals, such as Journal of Mixed Methods Research, Qualitative Social Work, Eye on Psi Chi, Educational Researcher, International Journal of Mixed Methods Research, New Directions for Program Evaluation, American Journal of Evaluation, American Annals of the Deaf, Studies in Educational Evaluation, and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Pauline Ginsberg (PhD, Syracuse University, Social Psychology) is Professor of Psychology, Utica College, Utica, NY, and winner of the college's Clark Award, given to the faculty members at the rank of professor who have an outstanding record of professional activity. Over the past 23 years, she has taught undergraduate courses in introductory psychology, statistics, program evaluation, social psychology, group dynamics, and adolescent development, as well as a variety of seminars. In anthropology, she has taught culture and personality. As an adjunct, she taught a course in quasi-experimental design and program evaluation at the graduate level at Syracuse University. In 1989-90 she taught at the graduate level at the University of Nairobi's Department of Psychiatry and returned to the University of Nairobi in 2002 as a Fulbright lecturer to teach undergraduates in the Department of Psychology. In all of these courses, research ethics has been a substantive topic, particularly so in those that involved preparation of a research proposal and/or an actual research component. While the ethical practices of experimental psychology are connected to quantitative research methods, Ginsberg's own research and that of some of her students has also employed mixed and qualitative methods. Moreover, independent research and research undertaken with collaborators abroad has introduced a practical education in cross-cultural research practices. Ginsberg also served on the Utica College IRB for eleven years, including 10 years as chairperson. As a volunteer, she has assisted community agency formation of research policy. Ginsberg is a founding member and past co-president of the American Evaluation Association's International and Cross-Cultural Evaluation Topical Interest Group and past president of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society.

Contents

SECTION ONE: HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY 1. Social Science Research Ethics: Historical and Philosophical Issues - Karen S. Kitchener and Richard F. Kitchener 2. Research Ethics in the Postmodern Context - Joshua W. Clegg and Brent Slife 3. Feminist Perspectives on Research Ethics - Mary M. Brabeck and Kalina M. Brabeck 4. Critical Race Theory: Ethics and Dimensions of Diversity in Research - Veronica G. Thomas 5. Philosophy, Ethics, and the Disability Community - Martin Sullivan 6. Transformative Research and Ethics - Donna M. Mertens, Raychelle Harris and Heidi Holmes SECTION TWO: PERSPECTIVES ON ETHICAL REGULATION 7. Governmental Regulation in Social Science - Linda Mabry 8. The Role of Institutional Review Boards: Ethics: Now You See Them, Now You Don't - Richard Speiglman and Patricia Spear 9. Researching Ourselves Back to Life: Taking Control of the Research Agenda in Indian Country - Joan LaFrance and Cheryl Crazy Bull 10. Ethical Practices in Qualitative Research - Yvonna Lincoln 11. Ethical Perspectives in Program Evaluation - Amanda Wolf, David Turner, and Kathleen Toms SECTION THREE: ETHICS AND RESEARCH METHODS 12. On Ethics in Social Science Research - Richard Schwartz 13. Experiments, Quasi-Experiments, and Ethics - Mel Mark and Chris Gamble 14. The Ethics of Data Archiving: Issues From Four Perspectives - David Johnson and Merry Bullock 15. Ethnography: Constitutive Practice and Research Ethics - Anne Ryen 16. Covenantal Ethics and Action Research: Exploring a Common Foundation for Social Research - Mary Brydon Miller 17. Research Ethics and Peacemaking - Colin Irwin SECTION FOUR: ETHICAL ISSUES IN RESEARCH PRACTICE 18. Cultivating Self as Responsive Instrument: Working the Boundaries and Borderlands for Ethical Border Crossings - Hazel Symonette 19. The Ethics of the Researcher-Subject Relationship: Experiences From the Field - Peggy Gabo Ntseane 20. Maintaining Indigenous Voices - Fiona Cram 21. Ethical Issues in Cross-Cultural Psychology - David Matsumoto and Carolyn Jones 22. Partnership Ethics - Linda Silka 23. Visual Representation of People and Information: Translating Lives Into Numbers, Words, and Images as Research Data - Julianne H. Newton 24. Use and Misuse of Quantitative Methods: Data Collection, Calculation, and Presentation - Bruce Brown and Dawson Hedges SECTION FIVE: ETHICS WITHIN DIVERSE CULTURAL GROUPS 25. Conducting Ethical Research and Evaluation in Underserved Communities - Katrina Bledsoe and Rodney Hopson 26. Indigenous African-Centered Ethics: Contesting and Complementing Dominant Models - Bagele Chilisa 27. Research Ethics and Sensitive Behaviors: Underground Economy - Divya Sharma 28. Epistemological Domination: Social Science Research Ethics in Aotearoa - Helen Moewaka Barnes, Tim McCreanor, Shane Edwards, and Belinda Borell 29. An Ethical Agenda in Disability Research: Rhetoric or Reality? - Colin Barnes 30. LGBTQ: Protecting Vulnerable Subjects in All Studies - Sarah Dodd 31. Involving Minors in Research: Ethics and Law Within Multicultural Settings - Luis Vargas and Margaret E. Montoya 32. Ethical Research With Older Adults - Karen Szala-Meneok SECTION SIX: FUTURE DIRECTIONS 33. Research Ethics in Transnational Spaces - Robert Stake and Fazal Rizvi 34. Privacy and New Technologies: The Limits of Traditional Research Ethics - Nicholas C. Burbules 35. Graduate Training in Responsible Conduct of Social Science Research: The Role of Mentors and Departmental Climate - Celia B. Fisher, Frederick J. Wertz, and Sabrina J. Goodman 36. Social Research Attuned to Deliberative Democracy - Kenneth Howe and Heather MacGillivary 37. Frontiers in Social Research Ethics: Fertile Ground for Evolution - Pauline E. Ginsberg and Donna M. Mertens An Ethical Agenda in Disability Research - Julianne Newton Conducting Ethical Research and Evaluation in Underserved Communities - Julianne Newton Covenantal Ethics and Action Research - Julianne Newton Critical Race Theory: Ethics and Dimensions of Diversity in Research - Julianne Newton Cultivating Self as Responsive Instrument: Working the Boundaries and Borderlands for Ethical Border-Crossings - Julianne Newton Epistemological Domination - Julianne Newton Ethical Issues in Cross-Cultural Psychology - Julianne Newton Ethical Perspectives in Program Evaluation - Julianne Newton Ethical Practices in Qualitative Research - Julianne Newton Ethical Research with Older Adults - Julianne Newton Ethnography: Constitutive Practice and Research Ethics - Julianne Newton Experiments, Quasi-experiments, and Ethics - Julianne Newton Feminist Perspectives on Research Ethics - Julianne Newton Frontiers in Social Research Ethics: Fertile Ground for Evolution - Julianne Newton Governmental Regulation in Social Science - Julianne Newton Graduate Training in Responsible Conduct of Social Science Research - Julianne Newton Indigenous African-Centered Ethics: Contestin and Complementing Dominant Models - Julianne Newton Involving Youth in Research within complex cultural settings - Julianne Newton LGBTQ: Protecting vulnerable subjects in all studies - Sarah-Jane Dodd Maintaining Indigenous Voices - Fiona Cram Partnership Ethics - Linda Silka Philosophy, Ethics and the Disability Community - Martin Sullivan Privacy and New Technologies - Nicholas Burbules Research Ethics and Peace Making - Colin Irwin Research Ethics and Sensitive Behaviors - Divya Sharma Research Ethics in the Postmodern Context - Joshua Clegg, Brent Slife Research Ethics in Transnational Spaces - Robert Stake, Fazal Rizvi Researching Ourselves Back to Life: Taking Control of the Research Agenda in Indian Country - Joan LaFrance, Cheryl Crazy Bull Social Research Attuned to Deliverative Democracy - Kenneth Howe, Heather MacGillivary Social Science Research Ethics: Historical and Philosophical Issues - Richard Kitchener The Ethics of Data Archiving: Issues from Four Perspectives - Merry Bullock The Ethics of the Researcher-Subject Relationship: Experiences from the Field - P. Gabo Ntseane The Role of Institutional Review Boards Ethics: Now You See Them, Now You Don't - Richard Speiglman, Patricia Spear Transformative Research and Ethics - Donna Mertens, Heidi Holmes Use and Misuse of Quantitative Methods: Data Collection, Calculation, and Presentation - Bruce Brown, Dawson Hedges Visual Representation of People and Information: Translating Lives into Numbers, Words, and Images as Research Data - Julianne Newton

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  • publication date: 14/10/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412949187
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 688
  • ID: 9781412949187
  • weight: 1315
  • ISBN10: 1412949181

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