Researching Across Cultures: Issues of Ethics and Power

Anne Marshall, Suzanne Batten


Cultural diversity manifests in all rela­tionships, including research relationships. Aca­dem­ic investigators work across a broad range of cultures that goes beyond ethnicity. What implica­tions are most important for academic researchers to consider when designing and implementing a project? A review of relevant literature suggests that ethical implications begin with the power aspects in the research relationship. Consent, research processes, research design, data owner­ship, and uses of data are also salient issues that arise.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0403396


ethics; power; control; research design; data ownership

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