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Adhering to research ethics in coping with field research challenges

Rwengabo, Sabastiano

Abstract:

The purpose of this paper is to debate research ethics, by eliciting the challenges encountered by field researchers. Centrally, the paper seeks to question whether research ethics are upheld at all times during research, or whether violation of some ethics may be called for. Interestingly, some field experiences may render questionable some of the ethical considerations in research, hence the argument that abiding by research ethics is contextual and condition-specific; some of the research techniques violate some ethical values. Equally true, where ethics are ignored, the study is questionable and may render the findings inappropriate. This paradoxical consideration needs to be handled with care and precaution, and an attempt made to marry ethical considerations and actual experiences.

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Document Title: Adhering to research ethics in coping with field research challenges
Institution: Makerere University
City and Country: Kampala


Date:2007
Document Type:Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Research
Country:International
Keywords:Research, Ethics, Field Work, Data Collection, Uganda, Corruption


File Size:66 KB
Rights:Author self-archived.
Additional information:Unpublished Paper (contributing to the debate on research ethics)
Date Added:10 August 2007


Rwengabo, Sabastiano (2007). Adhering to research ethics in coping with field research challenges Kampala, Uganda.

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