Research ethics and integrity are growing in importance as academics face increasing pressure to win grants and publish, and universities promote themselves in the competitive HE market. Research Ethics in the Real World is the first book to highlight the links between research ethics and individual, social, professional, institutional, and political ethics. Drawing on Indigenous and Euro-Western research traditions, Helen Kara considers all stages of the research process, from the formulation of a research question to aftercare for participants, data and findings. She argues that knowledge of both ethical approaches is helpful for researchers working in either paradigm.
Students, academics, and research ethics experts from around the world contribute real-world perspectives on navigating and managing ethics in practice. Research Ethics in the Real World provides guidance for quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods researchers about how to act ethically throughout your research work. This book is invaluable in supporting teachers of research ethics to design and deliver effective courses.
Helen Kara has been an independent researcher since 1999 and specialises in research methods and ethics. She is the author of Research and Evaluation for Busy Students and Practitioners: A Time-Saving Guide (Policy Press, 2nd edn 2017) and Creative Research Methods for the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide (Policy Press, 2015). Helen is a Visiting Research Fellow at the UK's National Centre for Research Methods, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Part one: research ethics in context;
2. Ethical theory and political ethics;
3. Societal and individual ethics;
4. Institutional and professional ethics;
5. Case study: the ethics of evaluation research;
Part two: research ethics in practice;
6. Planning research ethically;
7. Ethical context-setting and literature reviews;
8. Ethical data gathering;
9. Ethical data analysis;
10. Ethical writing for research;
11. Ethical presentation of research findings;
12. Ethical dissemination;
13. Ethical aftercare;
14. Researcher well-being;