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Research Ethics for Human Geography

Research Ethics for Human Geography
A Handbook for Students

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288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Research Ethics for Human Geography is a lively and engaging introduction to key ethical issues in geographical research by leading figures in the discipline. It addresses the wide range of ethical issues involved in collecting, analysing and writing up research across the social sciences, and explores and explains the more specific ethical issues associated with different forms of geographical inquiry.

Each chapter comprises detailed summaries and definitions, real-life case studies, student check-lists and annotated recommendations for reading, making the book a valuable toolkit for students undertaking all forms of geographical research, from local and overseas fieldwork, through to dissertation research, methods-training, and further research. 

Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: A theory of ethics
Part II: The basics
Chapter 2: Ethics procedures and review
Chapter 3: Positionality
Chapter 4: Consent
Chapter 5: Anonymity and confidentiality
Chapter 6: Sensitive topics
Chapter 7: Data security
Chapter 8: Statistics and representation
Chapter 9: Power and empowerment
Chapter 10: Working overseas
Chapter 11: Expectations and responsibilities
Part III: Approaches
Chapter 12: Participant Action Research
Chapter 13: Radical Geographies, feminism and anti-racism
Chapter 14: Activist Geographies
Chapter 15: Indigenous methods
Part IV: Subjects
Chapter 16: Vulnerable subjects
Chapter 17: Animal Geographies
Chapter 18: Children’s Geographies
Chapter 19: Historical geographies and archived subjects
Part V: Spaces
Chapter 20: Virtual spaces and social media
Chapter 21: Spaces of disaster
Chapter 22: Humanitarian spaces
Chapter 23: Voluntary spaces
Part VI: Conclusion
Chapter 24: Writing Research

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