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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13645570802170288|
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Ethical regulation of social research has increased considerably in the UK in the past few years, not least as a result of the ESRC's Research Ethics Framework. This article questions whether ethics committees are capable of making sound judgments about the ethics of what is proposed and practised in particular research projects. In addition, the legitimacy of such regulation is questioned, on ethical grounds. Finally, it is argued that increased regulation will not raise the 'ethical standard' of social science and will probably worsen the quality of what it produces.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2009 Taylor & Francis|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)|
|Depositing User:||Wendy Hunt|
|Date Deposited:||22 Jun 2009 09:23|
|Last Modified:||26 Oct 2012 00:10|
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