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Danger in the Field : Ethics and Risk in Social Research - Geraldine Lee-Treweek

Danger in the Field

Ethics and Risk in Social Research

By: Geraldine Lee-Treweek (Editor), Stephanie Linkogle (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 24th August 2000
ISBN: 9780415193214
Number Of Pages: 224

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The nature of qualitative inquiry means that researchers constantly have to deal with the unexpected, and all too often this means coping with the presence of danger or risk. This innovative and lively analysis of danger in various qualitative research settings is drawn from researchers' reflexive accounts of their own encounters with 'danger'.

An original take on the ever-popular topic of the ethics of research, this pioneering book expands the common sense use of the term to encompass not just physical danger, but emotional, ethical and professional danger too, with the authors paying special attention to the gendered forms of danger implicit in the research process. From the physical danger of researching the night club 'bouncer' scene to the ethical dangers of participant observation in an old people's home, these international contributions provide researchers and students with thought provoking insights into the importance of a well chosen research design.

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'Danger in the Field should appeal to a wide variety of readers - novice and experienced researchers alike, teachers of research methodology, managers within any organisations that 'do' research, lay and professional members of ethic committees, and anyone wanting to explore and understand fundamental issues of research theory and practice that have too much been ignored - until now.' - The Sociological Review

Putting Danger in the Frame
Taking the Flak: Operational Policing, Fear & Violence
Getting on the Door and Staying There: A Covert Participant Observational Study of Bouncers
Negotiating Danger in Fieldwork on Crime: A Researcher's Tale
Bacteria & Babies: A Personal Reflection on Researcher Risk in a Hospital
Dangerous Liaisons: Auto/biography in Research and Research Writing
The Insight of Emotional Danger: Research Experiences in a Home for Older People
Relajo: Danger in a Crowd
Body, Career, and Community: The Implications of Research on Dangerous Groups
Whiteness: Endangered Knowledges, Endangered Species?
Sheer Foolishness: Shifting Definitions of Danger in Conducting and Teaching Ethnographic Field Research
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ISBN: 9780415193214
ISBN-10: 0415193214
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 24th August 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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