This book is thought-provoking and challenges approaches to research that simply see a priori ethical consideration and approval. It is an important read for any ethically-minded serious qualitative and or quantitative researcher.
University of Chichester
This book provides insight into ethical issues and provides researchers with a mirror to reflect on their own practices . Thus it makes a relevant contribution to the debate on ethics in qualitative research and hereby provides a number of relevant , critical reflections on the trends of digitization and standardization and the formalization of ethical standards. I would therefore especially recommend the book to qualitative researchers ( interviewers ).
(Stefan Verweij 2013-11-13)
About the Author
As an academic manager I am committed to enhance academic practice for Associate Lecturers. A core component of my current role is to provide staff development opportunities to extend teaching and learning scholarship . I also support the delivery of health and social care courses and evidence the teaching and learning needs that arise from practice focussed and practice based courses. I currently chair K221: 'Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine', a role that reflects my long term research interest in health and wellbeing beyond formal understandings and health care practices. I have several publication in research methodology and in 2011 a second edition of 'Ethics in Qualitative Research.' Mauthner, Birch, Miller and Jessop (2002) is due. I have developed teaching and learning across many health and social care areas and my discipline areas are underpined primairly with a sociological apporach. I previously worked on course production for mental health and mental health practice. Here I completed substantial lead author and editing roles that progress service user involvement, professional practice and raise the OU profile with other agencies and professional services.