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Ethics in Qualitative Research 2ed

by Tina Miller, Maxine Birch, Melanie Mauthner and Julie Jessop SAGE Publications Ltd
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This fresh, confident second edition expands its focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of doing qualitative research in light of new ethical dilemmas facing researchers today.
In a climate of significant social and technological change, researchers must respond to increased ethical regulation and scrutiny of research. New sources, types of data and modes of accessing participants are all challenging and reconfiguring traditional ideas of the research relationship.
This engaging textbook explores key ethical dilemmas - including research boundaries, informed consent, participation, rapport and analysis - within the context of a rapidly changing research environment. The book effectively covers the ethical issues related to the data collection process, helping readers to address the ethical considerations relevant to their research.

This fully updated new edition:

-Maps the changing and increasingly technology-reliant aspects of research relationships and practices
-Provides researchers with guidance through practical examples, enabling those engaged in qualitative research to question and navigate in ethical ways

This book is essential reading for all those engaged in qualitative research across the social sciences.

Introduction to the second edition - Maxine Birch, Tina Miller, Melanie Mauthner and Julie Jessop
Ethics and feminist research: theory and practice - Rosalind Edwards and Melanie Mauthner
Reconfiguring research relationships: regulation, new technologies and doing ethical research - Tina Miller
The ethics of intention: research as a political tool - Val Gillies and Pam Alldred
Consenting to what? Issues of access, gate-keeping and 'informed' consent - Tina Miller and Linda Bell
Divided loyalties, divided expectations: research ethics, professional and occupational responsibilities - Linda Bell and Linda Nutt
Encouraging participation: ethics and responsibilities - Maxine Birch and Tina Miller
'Doing rapport' and the ethics of 'faking friendship' - Jean Duncombe and Julie Jessop
Knowing responsibly: ethics, feminist epistemologies and methodologies - Andrea Doucet and Natasha S. Mauthner
Eliciting research accounts: re/producing modern subjects? - Pam Alldred and Val Gillies
'Accounting for our part of the entangled webs we weave': ethical and moral issues in digital data sharing - Natasha S. Mauthner
Conclusions: navigating ethical dilemmas and new digital horizons - Melanie Mauthner, Maxine Birch, Tina Miller and Julie Jessop

This book is thought-provoking and challenges approaches to research that simply see a priori ethical consideration and approval. It is an important read for any ethically-minded serious qualitative and or quantitative researcher. Esther BurkittUniversity of Chichester
Tina Miller - Oxford Brookes University, UK

Maxine Birch - As an academic manager I am committed to enhance academic practice for Associate Lecturers. A core component of my current role is to provide staff development opportunities to extend teaching and learning scholarship . I also support the delivery of health and social care courses and evidence the teaching and learning needs that arise from practice focussed and practice based courses. I currently chair K221: 'Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine', a role that reflects my long term research interest in health and wellbeing beyond formal understandings and health care practices. I have several publication in research methodology and in 2011 a second edition of 'Ethics in Qualitative Research.' Mauthner, Birch, Miller and Jessop (2002) is due. I have developed teaching and learning across many health and social care areas and my discipline areas are underpined primairly with a sociological apporach. I previously worked on course production for mental health and mental health practice. Here I completed substantial lead author and editing roles that progress service user involvement, professional practice and raise the OU profile with other agencies and professional services.

Melanie Mauthner - The Open University

Julie Jessop - University of Cambridge, UK