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An Alternative Ethics? Justice and Care as Guiding Principles for Qualitative Research

Hammersley, Martyn and Traianou, Anna. 2014. An Alternative Ethics? Justice and Care as Guiding Principles for Qualitative Research. Sociological Research Online, 19(3), pp. 1-14. [Article]

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The dominant conception of social research ethics is centred on deontological and consequentialist principles. In place of this, some qualitative researchers have proposed a very different approach. This appeals to a range of commitments that transform the goal of research as well as framing how it is pursued. This new ethics demands a participatory form of inquiry, one in which the relationship between researchers and researched is equalized. In this paper we examine this alternative approach, focusing in particular on two of the principles that are central to it: justice and care. We argue that there are some significant defects and dangers associated with this new conception of research ethics.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.3466

Keywords:

Research Ethics, Qualitative Research, Justice, Care, Participatory Inquiry

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Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
8 August 2014Accepted
15 August 2014Published

Item ID:

19221

Date Deposited:

09 Dec 2016 12:18

Last Modified:

28 Feb 2019 10:58

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/19221

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