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The Handbook of Ethical Research with Ethnocultural Populations and Communities

Joseph E. Trimble Western Washington University
Celia B. Fisher Center for Ethics Education, Fordham University
Fordham University
© 2005   400 pages   SAGE Publications, Inc   
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Hardcover ISBN: 9780761930433 $175.00

What steps can be taken to incorporate a cultural perspective to the evaluation of research risks and benefits? How can investigators develop and implement respectful informed consent procedures in diverse cultural and language communities? What are ethical pitfalls and successful approaches to engaging in community and participant consultation? The Handbook of Ethical Research With Ethnocultural Populations and Communities, edited by Joseph E. Trimble and Celia B. Fisher, addresses these and other key questions in the first major work to focus specifically on ethical issues involving work with ethnocultural populations. Filling gaps and questions left unanswered by general rules of scientific conduct such as those embodied in federal regulations and professional codes, this Handbook will help guide ethical decision making for social and behavioral science research with multicultural groups for years to come.  

Key Features:

  • Brings together for the first time a multidisciplinary blend of national leaders who specialize in the area of conducting research with ethnocultural populations
  • Addresses existing issues at methodological, procedural, and conceptual levels for the responsible conduct of research in the field
  • Incorporates as background a summary of leading research and scholarship on various topics framed within the authors' personal successes, challenges, and failures in the dynamic process of creating a multicultural research ethic
  • Includes real-world case examples to illustrate significant ethical principles in the research venture more concretely

The Handbook is designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in Psychology and will also be valuable for social and medical science researchers and institutional review boards. This book will also be of interest to ethicists and bioethicists, policy makers, and foundations that fund research involving multicultural populations.   

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