Getting through ethics: the fit between research ethics board assessments and qualitative research.

Abstract

In this paper, we draw on the authors' collective experiences as qualitative researchers undergoing research ethics reviews. We highlight specific areas within our standard national guidelines that support qualitative research. Using case examples, we illustrate how diverse interpretations of these guidelines can be inconsistent and problematic for qualitative researchers. We outline recommendations for transparency, reciprocity, and streamlining of the review process. It is our hope that adoption of these recommendations will lead to a more collegial evaluative process, thereby contributing to the advancement of knowledge.

DOI: 10.1525/jer.2012.7.5.30

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@article{McCormack2012GettingTE, title={Getting through ethics: the fit between research ethics board assessments and qualitative research.}, author={Dianne McCormack and Tracy Jean Carr and Rose McCloskey and Lisa Keeping-Burke and Karen E. Furlong and Shelley Anne Doucet}, journal={Journal of empirical research on human research ethics : JERHRE}, year={2012}, volume={7 5}, pages={30-6} }