Rosaline Barbour draws on her extensive teaching experience to provide a clear, user-friendly introduction to the craft of doing qualitative research. Each chapter includes examples of real-life qualitative data and a range of exercises to help students get a feel for the process of generating and analysing qualitative data.



  • This chapter provides detailed guidance with regard to meeting the requirements of the ethical review process.
  • It helps the researcher to understand the concerns that underpin Ethical Committees through providing a short history of the development of ethical review.
  • It equips the reader to anticipate ethical issues likely to arise in a range of projects using different approaches (including action research) and to take steps to minimize potential problems.
  • Some hints are also provided with regard to responding to ethical dilemmas as these arise in the field, although it is emphasized that it is not possible to prepare in advance for all that is likely to arise as the research unfolds.
  • The new ethical challenges that are associated with visual methods and online research are discussed.
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