Ethics & values in social research / Paul Ransome

By: Ransome, PaulMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013Description: ix, 190 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9780230202214Subject(s): Social sciences -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects | Social scientist -- Professional ethicsLOC classification: H62 | R324 2013
Contents:
Introduction: Themes and Debates.- Social Values and Social Research: The Collective Good, Life and Liberty, and Reason.- Social Research and Professional Codes of Ethics.- The Intellectual and Philosophical Underpinnings of Social Research.- The values of the Researcher and Evaluation Research.- Critical Approaches in Social Research: Critical Realism and Value Standpoint Social Research.- Making it Personal: Action Research, Practitioner Research and Self-reflexive Practice.- Social Research and Social Policy.- Concluding Remarks.
Summary: Ethical responsibility has intellectual and practical implications for social researchers. This book explores a range of issues, theories and questions, enabling readers to reflect upon, understand and critique these with confidence. With helpful examples and a glossary of terms, it is essential reading for new and experienced researchers alike.
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Includes conclusion glossary bibliographical and index.

Introduction: Themes and Debates.- Social Values and Social Research: The Collective Good, Life and Liberty, and Reason.- Social Research and Professional Codes of Ethics.- The Intellectual and Philosophical Underpinnings of Social Research.- The values of the Researcher and Evaluation Research.- Critical Approaches in Social Research: Critical Realism and Value Standpoint Social Research.- Making it Personal: Action Research, Practitioner Research and Self-reflexive Practice.- Social Research and Social Policy.- Concluding Remarks.

Ethical responsibility has intellectual and practical implications for social researchers. This book explores a range of issues, theories and questions, enabling readers to reflect upon, understand and critique these with confidence. With helpful examples and a glossary of terms, it is essential reading for new and experienced researchers alike.

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