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The Handbook of Social Research Ethics

The Handbook of Social Research Ethics by Donna M. Mertens
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The Handbook of Social Research Ethics is the first comprehensive volume of its kind to offer a deeper understanding of the history, theory, philosophy, and implementation of applied social research ethics. Editors Donna M. Mertens and Pauline Ginsberg bring together eminent, international scholars across the social and behavioral sciences and education to address the ethical issues that arise in the theory and practice of research within the technologically advancing and culturally complex world in which we live. In addition, this volume examines the ethical dilemmas that arise in the relationship between research practice and social justice issues.

Key Features

  • Situates the ethical concerns in the practice of social science research in historical and epistemological contexts 
  • Explores the philosophical roots of ethics from the perspectives of Kant, J.S. Mill, Hegel, and others 
  • Provides an overview and comparison of ethical regulations across disciplines, governments, and additional contexts such as IRBs, program evaluation, and more 
  • Examines specific ethical issues that arise in traditional methods and methodologies 
  • Addresses ethical concerns within a variety of diverse, cultural contexts

Intended Audience

This reference is an invaluable resource for university faculty, researchers, ethicists, IRB members, social science practitioners, graduate students, and program evaluators throughout the social and behavioral sciences.
SAGE Publications; September 2008
688 pages; ISBN 9781483343464
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Title: The Handbook of Social Research Ethics
Author: Donna M. Mertens; Pauline E. Ginsberg