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Donna M. Mertens

In: The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection

Chapter 3: Ethics of Qualitative Data Collection

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Ethics of Qualitative Data Collection
Ethics of Qualitative Data Collection
Donna M. Mertens

Qualitative data collection brings complex ethical issues to the surface because of the personal nature of this activity when qualitative methods are used. As we have all heard many times, ‘the researcher is the instrument', thus qualitative research includes an integral aspect of the need to be responsive to interpersonal relations that may not be as salient in quantitative research. While ethical review boards have criteria for defining ethical research, the approval process for research through this process is sometimes interpreted to be a hurdle that has to be jumped over and then the study can begin. In qualitative research, it is critically important that researchers are aware of how they are conducting ...

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