1st Edition

Research Ethics in Exercise, Health and Sports Sciences

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    Research Ethics in Exercise, Health and Sports Sciences puts ethics at the centre of research in these rapidly expanding fields of knowledge. Placing the issues in historical context, and using informative case studies, the authors examine how moral theory can guide research design, education, and governance. As well as theoretical analysis, key practical concerns are critically discussed, including:

    • informed consent
    • anonymity, confidentiality and privacy
    • plagiarism, misappropriation of authorship, research fraud and ‘whistleblowing’
    • ethics in qualitative research
    • vulnerable populations
    • trans-cultural research.

    Providing an accessible and robust theoretical framework for ethical practice, this book challenges students, researchers and supervisors to adopt a more informed and proactive approach to ethics in exercise, health and sports research. This insightful text will be of great interest to those taking a kinesiology, human movement, sport science or sport studies degree course.

    1. Why Does Research Need to be Regulated? A Selective History of Research Ethics Abuses  2. What's in a Name? Ethics, Ethical Theories and Research Ethics  3. Research Governance, the Ethics Review and Approval Processes  4. Informed Consent and Respectful Research: Why "Tick-Box Consent" is Not Good Enough  5. Whose Datum is it Anyway? Anonymity, Confidentiality and Privacy  6. Research Misconduct: Authorship, Fraud, Plagiarism and Blowing the Whistle on It  7. Ethics in Qualitative Research  8. Research Ethics and Vulnerable Populations  9. Does One Size Fit All? Ethics in Transcultural Research  10. Research and Society: Is Bad Research Ethics Ipso Facto Bad Research?


    Mike McNamee is Reader in the Centre for Philosophy, Humanities and Law in Health Care at the University of Wales Swansea. Steve Olivier is Professor of Sport and Exercise Science and Head of the School of Social and Health Sciences at the University of Abertay Dundee. Paul Wainwright is Professor of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.