Undertaking sensitive research in the health and social sciences: managing boundaries, emotions and risks

Undertaking qualitative research on sensitive topics often raises a variety of ethical problems. Based on empirical research, this book documents experiences throughout the entire research process: from conceptualization, ethics approval, fieldwork, to analysis and publication. It presents readers w...

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Subtitles:Undertaking Sensitive Research in the Health & Social Sciences
Authors: Dickson-Swift, Virginia ; James, Erica ; Liamputtong, Pranee 1955-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2008
In:Year: 2008
Reviews:Book Review: Dickson-Swift V, James EL, Liamputtong P 2008: Undertaking sensitive research in the health and social sciences. Managing boundaries, emotions and risk. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 167 pp. GBP27.99; USD56.00 (PB). ISBN: 978 0 521 71823 3 (2009) (Levy-Malmberg, Rika)
Further subjects:B Social Sciences Research Methodology
B Medical sciences Research Methodology
B Social sciences ; Research ; Methodology
B Medical sciences ; Research ; Methodology
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
Parallel Edition:Print version: 9780521718233
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Summary:Undertaking qualitative research on sensitive topics often raises a variety of ethical problems. Based on empirical research, this book documents experiences throughout the entire research process: from conceptualization, ethics approval, fieldwork, to analysis and publication. It presents readers with stories from the researcher's perspective and synthesizes these experiences into a conceptual framework that will assist researchers to undertake qualitative research. Each section discusses potential pitfalls, provides quotes and stories and reviews the relevant literature and theory, providing readers with a description of the process of conducting sensitive research from the perspective of those actually doing the research. This is not a methodology textbook, rather, it discusses the issues faced by researchers during the conduct of qualitative research on sensitive topics, such as death and dying, sexuality, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, cancer. It provides practical recommendations for researchers and Research Ethics Committees. It will also be a useful resource for anyone interested in undertaking a research project on sensitive topics and for those teaching qualitative methods across a broad range of disciplines
What is sensitive research -- Doing sensitive research : methodological, theoretical, ethical and moral perspectives -- Conducting a sensitive research project -- Managing boundaries in sensitive research -- Emotions and sensitive research -- Managing risks and ethics in research -- Implications and recommendations for researchers
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ISBN:0511545487
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511545481