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Researchers and their 'subjects'Ethics, power, knowledge and consent$
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Marie Smyth and Catherine Bond

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9781861345141

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861345141.001.0001

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Interviewing: the unspoken compact

Interviewing: the unspoken compact

(p.121) Seven Interviewing: the unspoken compact
Researchers and their 'subjects'

Jean Rafferty

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the ethics and the type of research conducted by an investigative journalist. It discusses the convergence and divergence of academics research and investigative journalism from the context of ethics and ethical research. Discussions in this chapter include: interviewing participants; people and stories; the politics of journalism; power and the editor; copy approval; moral responsibility and sensitivity; payment; and aftercare and professional boundaries.

Keywords:   ethics, type of research, investigative journalist, academics research, investigative journalism, ethical research, interviewing, politics of journalism, copy approval

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