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Ethics in sport and exercise research: from research ethics committees to ethics in the field


Palmer, C, Ethics in sport and exercise research: from research ethics committees to ethics in the field, Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, Routledge, B Smith and A Sparkes (ed), London, pp. 316-329. ISBN 9781138792487 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Ethical conduct is an essential part of all research. For researchers undertaking qualitative research projects, the processes and practices of ethical conduct are often understood and applied quite differently from those undertaking quantitative research. Taking the idea of an "ethical chain" as its point of departure, this chapter explores some of the ethical considerations that may accompany what Guillemin and Gillam refer to as "procedural ethics"; that is, "the ethical rules and guidelines monitored and approved by ethics committees," as well as "ethics in practice" (2004, p. 263). As part of thinking about ethics as process, the chapter also highlights some of the practical realities and potential pitfalls that qualitative researchers may encounter when undertaking fieldwork (i.e., interviews, participant-observation and ethnographic research) in sport and exercise-based settings.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:ethics, sport and exercise research, procedural ethics
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Ethics
Objective Field:Social ethics
UTAS Author:Palmer, C (Professor Catherine Palmer)
ID Code:105545
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-01-07
Last Modified:2018-05-21

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