Global Research Ethics is a guide for students and their instructors as well as practitioners and researchers to understand topics linked to research ethics from a more global perspective. Research plays a key role in identifying health disparity trends and evaluating interventions to improve the health and well-being of the populations at the individual, local, national, and global levels. Conducting ethically sound research is imperative in these contexts.
This book (a) uses case studies to offer examples of current research ethical dilemmas and (b) considers regulatory and cultural frameworks in a number of country contexts that highlight diverse methods of identifying and managing these ethical dilemmas. Chapters cover different types (groups) of participants, issues in research, and ways of doing research; then each chapter looks at least three exemplar case studies with at least two analytical commentaries. Case studies include health and social care research, and originate from countries such as Brazil, Chile, South Africa, Botswana, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the U.S. and U.K. The different viewpoints showcased will allow for dialogue to ensue about the ways in which populations and topics in research need to be conceptualized.
Global Research Ethics is suitable for all undergraduates and postgraduates on research methods courses in the social and health sciences. It provides academic researchers, students, and community partners with guidelines to reflect on as they develop their own research studies.
1. Introduction to Global Research Ethics 2. Minors 3. Female Participants 4. Male Participants 5. Language & Research Participation 6. Participant Incentives 7. Mental Health 8. Genetics & Biospecimens 9. Use of Technology 10. Brief Conclusions