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.

Culturally Responsive Relational Reflexive Ethics in Research : The Three Rs1

Culturally Responsive Relational Reflexive Ethics in Research : The Three Rs1

A [hu]man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.

—Albert Camus

Other, Others, Othered, Otherization, Otherness, alien, different, dissimilar, distant, etic, exotic, foreign, outsider, strange, unfamiliar, unalike, unknown, unusual.

In this chapter, I review the idea of Other in research, the federal designation of certain participants as vulnerable in research, and the contemporary concept of participant as capable and competent. Further, I challenge these stances by arguing research participants may be both capable and competent yet vulnerable at the same time. I also intend this discussion to provide readers with the foundation of the stance from which I view research, so readers can engage with the text with my biases and perspectives ...

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