Risk-Aversion or Ethical Responsibility? Towards a New Research Ethics Paradigm

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621192
Title:
Risk-Aversion or Ethical Responsibility? Towards a New Research Ethics Paradigm
Authors:
Jacobs, Stephen ( 0000-0001-9777-5395 ) ; Apperley, Alan
Abstract:
Ethics seems to be of increasing concern for researchers in Higher Education Institutes and funding bodies demand ever more transparent and robust ethics procedures. While we agree that an ethical approach to fieldwork in religion is critical, we take issue with the approach that ethics committees and reviews adopt in assessing the ethicality of proposed research projects. We identify that the approach to research ethics is informed by consequentialism – the consequences of actions, and Kantianism – the idea of duty. These two ethical paradigms are amenable to the prevailing audit culture of HE. We argue that these ethical paradigms, while might be apposite for bio-medical research, are not appropriate for fieldwork in religion. However, because ethics should be a crucial consideration for all research, it is necessary to identify a different approach to ethical issues arising in ethnographic research. We suggest that a virtue ethics approach – concerned with character – is much more consistent with the situated, relational and ongoing nature of ethnographic research.
Citation:
Risk-Aversion or Ethical Responsibility? Towards a New Research Ethics Paradigm 2018, 12 (2):148 Fieldwork in Religion
Journal:
Fieldwork in Religion
Issue Date:
28-Jan-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621192
DOI:
10.1558/firn.35665
Additional Links:
https://www.equinoxpub.com/journals/index.php/FIR/article/view/35665
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1743-0615
Appears in Collections:
CFMDC

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dc.contributor.authorJacobs, Stephenen
dc.contributor.authorApperley, Alanen
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-20T09:05:00Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-20T09:05:00Z-
dc.date.issued2018-01-28-
dc.identifier.citationRisk-Aversion or Ethical Responsibility? Towards a New Research Ethics Paradigm 2018, 12 (2):148 Fieldwork in Religionen
dc.identifier.issn1743-0615en
dc.identifier.doi10.1558/firn.35665-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621192-
dc.description.abstractEthics seems to be of increasing concern for researchers in Higher Education Institutes and funding bodies demand ever more transparent and robust ethics procedures. While we agree that an ethical approach to fieldwork in religion is critical, we take issue with the approach that ethics committees and reviews adopt in assessing the ethicality of proposed research projects. We identify that the approach to research ethics is informed by consequentialism – the consequences of actions, and Kantianism – the idea of duty. These two ethical paradigms are amenable to the prevailing audit culture of HE. We argue that these ethical paradigms, while might be apposite for bio-medical research, are not appropriate for fieldwork in religion. However, because ethics should be a crucial consideration for all research, it is necessary to identify a different approach to ethical issues arising in ethnographic research. We suggest that a virtue ethics approach – concerned with character – is much more consistent with the situated, relational and ongoing nature of ethnographic research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.equinoxpub.com/journals/index.php/FIR/article/view/35665en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Fieldwork in Religionen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectaudit cultureen
dc.subjectconsequentialismen
dc.subjectethical codesen
dc.subjectethnographic researchen
dc.subjectKantianismen
dc.subjectVirtue Ethicsen
dc.titleRisk-Aversion or Ethical Responsibility? Towards a New Research Ethics Paradigmen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalFieldwork in Religionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Wolverhampton-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Wolverhampton-
dc.date.accepted2018-01-
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-01-27en
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