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Research Ethics and Integrity for Social Scientists

Research Ethics and Integrity for Social Scientists
Beyond Regulatory Compliance

Second Edition
  • Mark Israel - Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services, Australia

Research Ethics

December 2014 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Ethics and integrity in research are increasingly important for social scientists around the world. We are tackling more complex problems in the face of expanding and not always sympathetic regulation. This book surveys the recent developments and debates around researching ethically and with integrity and complying with ethical requirements. The new edition pushes beyond the work of the first edition through updated and extended coverage of issues relating to international, indigenous, interdisciplinary and internet research.


Through case studies and examples drawn from all continents and from across the social science disciplines, the book:

  • demonstrates the practical value of thinking seriously and systematically about ethical conduct in social science research
  • identifies how and why current regulatory regimes have emerged
  • reveals those practices that have contributed to the adversarial relationships between researchers and regulators
  • encourages all parties to develop shared solutions to ethical and regulatory problems.

Why care about ethics?
Ethical approaches
Codes and principles
Regulating ethics
Informed consent
Avoiding harm, doing good and seeking justice
Integrity and misconduct
Beyond regulatory compliance

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 8: Integrity and Misconduct

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