Qualitative Research and Ethics

Wolff-Michael Roth


Although ethics as a field and topic of human inquiry has a long history, concerns about research ethics are more recent. This editorial is intended to frame the McGINN and BOSACKI contribution on educating future researchers in research ethics that appears in this FQS issue. I provide a brief historical context for recent developments regarding research ethics and provide a classification of practitioners, who, in one way or another, have to deal with ethical issues in research. I end with a call for a greater salience of discussions concerning issues of research ethics, which should contribute to evolve our scientific community. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs040275


research ethics; history; community of practice; individual-collective dialectic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-5.2.614

Copyright (c) 2004 Wolff-Michael Roth

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