Undertaking Sensitive Research in the Health and Social Sciences: Managing Boundaries, Emotions and Risks by Virginia Dickson-Swift, Pranee Liamputtong, Erica Lyn James | | 9780521718233 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Undertaking Sensitive Research in the Health and Social Sciences: Managing Boundaries, Emotions and Risks

Undertaking Sensitive Research in the Health and Social Sciences: Managing Boundaries, Emotions and Risks

by Virginia Dickson-Swift, Pranee Liamputtong, Erica Lyn James
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521718236

ISBN-13: 9780521718233

Pub. Date: 08/21/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521718233
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/21/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. What is sensitive research?; 2. Doing sensitive research - methodological, theoretical, ethical and moral perspectives; 3. Conducting sensitive research; 4. Boundaries; 5. Emotions; 6. Risks and ethics; 7. Implications and recommendations for researchers; References; Index.

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