Ethics Creep: Governing Social Science Research in the Name of Ethics

TitleEthics Creep: Governing Social Science Research in the Name of Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsHaggerty, K
JournalQualitative Sociology
Volume27
Issue4
Pagination391-414
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number01620436
Accession Number15603589
Keywords& , -- , aspects; , BUREAUCRACY; , ethical , ETHICS; , Moral , professional , Regulation; , research , RISK; , rules , sciences; , SOCIAL
AbstractThis article presents an analysis of the Canadian ethics review process, and suggests that the new formal system for regulating the ethical conduct of scholarly research is experiencing a form of “ethics creep.” This is characterized by a dual process whereby the regulatory system is expanding outward to incorporate a host of new activities and institutions, while at the same time intensifying the regulation of activities deemed to fall within its circle of control.
NotesHaggerty, Kevin 1; Email Address: kevin.haggerty@ualberta.ca; Affiliation: 1: Department of Sociology, University of Alberta; Source Info: Winter2004, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p391; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Moral & ethical aspects; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL ethics; Subject Term: BUREAUCRACY; Subject Term: RISK; Subject Term: SOCIAL sciences; Author-Supplied Keyword: bureaucracy; Author-Supplied Keyword: regulation; Author-Supplied Keyword: research ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: risk; Author-Supplied Keyword: rules; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541720 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities; Number of Pages: 24p; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1023/B:QUAS.0000049239.15922.a3
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