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Researchers and their 'subjects': Ethics, power, knowledge and consent

Marie Smyth and Catherine Bond


This book examines the role of participants in research, and how research ethics can be put into practice. Specifically, the book discusses the ethical regulations and guidance governing researchers in different disciplines, analyses case studies of innovative research projects where ethics have been central to the researcher-subject relationship, assesses the impact of ethics on research methods and approaches, provides useful comparisons of research conducted by professionals and service-users, and offers a unique insight into research participants' perspectives, which are so often absent in ... More

Keywords: research ethics, ethical regulations, guidance, research methods and approaches, professionals, service-users

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9781861345141
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861345141.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marie Smyth, editor

Catherine Bond, editor

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Part One: Participation and inclusion

Three Ethical protection in research: including children in the debate

Trudy Goodenough, Emma Williamson, Julie Kent, and Richard Ashcroft

Part Two: The review and governance process

Six Researching end of life in old age: ethical challenges

Ailsa Cameron, Liz Lloyd, Naomi Kent, and Pat Anderson

Part Three: Researchers' relationships with participants

Eleven Domestic violence and research ethics

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