Ethics and Values in Social Research

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-05-10
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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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.

Author Biography

Paul Ransome is a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Wales, Swansea.  He has written and contributed to a number of successful titles, including: Work, Consumption and Culture (2005) and Social Theory: A Basic Tool Kit (2003).

Table of 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

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