The Seduction of Ethics

The Seduction of Ethics

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Formal research-ethics committees in Canada now function as an industry, costing over thirty-five million dollars annually. The Seduction of Ethics argues that while ethics codes are alluring to the public, they fuel moral panic and increase demands for institutional accountability. Will C. van den Hoonaard explores the research-ethics review process itself by analysing the moral cosmology and practices of ethics committees regarding research and researchers. The Seduction of Ethics also investigates how researchers have tailored their approaches in response to technical demands a€” leading social science disciplines to resemble each other more closely and lose the richness of their research. Van den Hoonaard reveals an idiosyncratic and inconsistent world in which researchers employ particular strategies of avoidance or partial or full compliance as they seek approval from ethics committees.techniques, covert research, observational research, audio-videotaping, the nature of a#39;natural behaviour, a#39; asking questions, the interview schedule, purpose of the research, role of other researchers in the project, and an undefined aspect ofanbsp;...

Title:The Seduction of Ethics
Author: Willy Carl Van den Hoonaard
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 2011

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