Ethics in Social Science Research: Becoming Culturally Responsive provides a thorough grounding in research ethics, along with examples of real-world ethical dilemmas in working with vulnerable populations. Author Maria K. E. Lahman aims to help qualitative research students design ethically and culturally responsive research with communities that may be very different from their own. Throughout, compelling first person accounts of ethics in human research–both historical and contemporary–are highlighted and each chapter includes vignettes written by the author and her collaborators about real qualitative research projects.

Becoming Ethically Responsive Researchers

Becoming Ethically Responsive Researchers

The first section of this book is foundational. Through the first four chapters, readers will develop a familiarity with and travel the path of the literature that informs the always-developing framework I try to use for ethical decision making. I offer this framework not for readers to strictly adhere to, but as a model for readers to develop their own framework from the multiple contexts that inform their ethical goals. The material one needs to know in order to acquire a basic sense of standards and possible issues in ethical research with people is also presented. In Chapter 2, “Culturally Responsive Relational Reflexive Ethics in Research: The Three Rs,” I relate literature on Othering, vulnerable research participants, and challenge the ...

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