This book presents the effects of federal regulations and the ethical issues on various social research methodologies, with particular attention to their differential impact on qualitative and quantitative studies.
PART I: Background 1. Some Perspectives on Ethical/Political Issues in Social Science Research 2. Privacy and Social Research 3. Human Subjects Review Committees and Social Research 4. The Reluctant Merlins of Camelot: Ethics and Politics of Overseas Research PART II: Qualitative Methodology 5. Fieldwork, Ethics and Politics: The Wider Context 6. Federal Regulations, Institutional Review Boards and Qualitative Social Science Research: Comments on a Problematic Era 7. Protective Privacy in Action-Oriented Fieldwork 8. Regulating Fieldwork: Of Subjects, Subjection, and Intersubjectivity PART III: Quantitative Methodology 9. Federal Regulation of Social Research: Survey Instrument 10. On Solutions to Some Privacy Problems Engendered by Federal Regulation and Social Custom 11. Informed Consent Procedures in Surveys: Some Reasons for Minimal Effects on Response PART IV: Epilogue 12. Case Study: An Undergraduate's Experience with Human Subjects Review Committee 13. Final Words