Ethics in Social Science Research
Becoming Culturally Responsive
- Maria K. E. Lahman - University of Northern Colorado, USA
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.
“Ethics in Social Science Research provides students of social science research with a comprehensive guide to the most challenging ethical concerns in a variety of disciplines. This is an invaluable toolkit.”
“This text’s strengths are its emphasis on ethics as an ongoing, relational issue in research (rather than one only of primary concern in the planning stages) and its many concrete case study examples that students can relate to.”
“This text provides much needed guidance and clearly articulates the critical importance of valuing and honoring the rights of the vulnerable when they are engaged as research subjects.”
“The text clearly explains the historical development of research ethics and the need for Institutional Review Boards. Its strength is that it challenges researchers to consider research from the participant point of view and develop a personal moral code regarding research.”
This is a path-breaking, well-crafted text that charts a culturally responsive path for doing qualitative research with vulnerable populations.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 2: Culturally Responsive Relational Reflexive Ethics in Research_The Thr