Researchers and their 'subjects': Ethics, power, knowledge and consent

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This book examines the role of participants in research and how research ethics can be put into practice. Specifically, It: discusses the ethical regulations and guidance governing researchers in different disciplines;analyses case studies of innovative research projects where ethics have been central to the researcher-subject relationship;assesses the impact of ethics on research methods and approaches;provides useful comparisons of research conducted by professionals and service-users;offers a unique insight into research participants' perspectives, which are so often absent in discussions of research ethics.[vbTab]This book is essential reading for researchers who are concerned about the ethical quality of their interactions with their subjects, research funders and those engaged in research governance.

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Marie Smyth, Research and Communication for Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland, University of Ulster and Catherine Bond, Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol


An original and extremely interesting contribution to the highly topical debate on research ethics. This book should be essential reading for social researchers, students on research methods courses, members of Research Ethics Committees, and those who are responsible for funding and managing research. Professor Jan Pahl, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent

... invaluable to postgraduate students and social researchers who are invloved in applied research settings and any researchers debating the role and remit of ethics committees. SRA News

This highly engaging and accessible book should be essential reading for health care researchers concerned for their 'subjects' well-being, as well as the bodies that fund research and those whose role is to ensure clarity and rigour within the research governance and ethical review process. Primary Health Care Research and Development

... an unusual and fascinating book. Each chapter is a well-told story of research practice as it really is rather than as we might hope it to be. Community Care

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Catherine Bond
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ISBN 10: 1861345151 ISBN 13: 9781861345158
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