Current Perspectives on Research Ethics in Qualitative Research

Wolff-Michael Roth, Hella von Unger


In this article, we provide a brief introduction to the special issue on research ethics in qualitative research. We describe the general context within which our idea emerged to organize a special issue and present its design and, for purposes of transparency, some particulars with respect to the selection and review process. We sketch some of the common themes that are shared across parts of the paper set, including critical analysis of ethics codes and ethics reviews, the intricacies of informed consent, confidentiality and anonymity in qualitative research and questions of vulnerability.


anonymity; confidentiality; ethics codes; ethics reviews; informed consent; knowledge/power; vulnerability

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