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Brief report: ethical problems in research practice
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education, Teaching and Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
2013 (English)In: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, ISSN 1556-2646, Vol. 8, no 4, 37-41 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Most accounts of the ethical problems facing researchers across a broad spectrum of research fields come from ethicists, ethics committees, and specialists committed to the study of ethics in human research. In contrast, this study reports on the ethical questions that researchers, themselves, report facing in their everyday practice. Fifty-five Swedish researchers contributed 109 examples of ethical dilemmas, conflicts, and problems in research. They were all researchers at the postdoctoral level in the fields of medicine, the humanities, education, and the social sciences, who devoted at least 50 percent of their working hours to research. They reported issues they face before, during, and after gathering data. Their range of issues is broader than generally discussed and points to the importance of researchers’ ethical sensitivity.

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University of California Press , 2013. Vol. 8, no 4, 37-41 p.
Keyword [en]
research ethics, ethical problems in research, informed consent, risks of harm
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-102505DOI: 10.1525/jer.2013.8.4.37ISI: 000327108600004OAI: diva2:678588

Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council||

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