Exploring 100 key questions (and answers) on the nature and practice of qualitative inquiry, this unique book addresses the practical decisions that researchers must make in their work, from the design of the study, through ethics approval, implementation, and writing. The book’s quick-scan, question-and-answer format make it ideal as a supplementary text or as a ready reference for graduate students preparing for comprehensive exams and writing research proposals, undergraduates in affiliated programs who will not be taking a primary course in qualitative research methods, and researchers working across disciplines in academic or practice environments.

What Kinds of Ethics Challenges Do Qualitative Researchers Face, Typically?

What Kinds of Ethics Challenges Do Qualitative Researchers Face, Typically?

Qualitative researchers explore participants’ experiences in great depth and on topics that may be very personal, due to the focus on individuals’ perceptions of the study topic. At times, participants serve as co-researchers in the investigation, where the relationships among the team members are very close and may extend over several weeks, months, or years. The ethics challenges that arise in many qualitative projects may focus on

  • Researcher-participant relationships. Qualitative researchers have complex and varied relationships with their participants. Individuals may be recruited for a single session only and not contacted again, or there may be several follow-up meetings over a long period of time. In ...
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