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.
Table of Contents
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