Title

Ethical Issues in Appraising Qualitative Research: Identifying a Gap in the Research Process

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3030

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Paper

Format Type

Paper

Start Date

January 2016

End Date

January 2016

Abstract

The future of qualitative research will likely include an expansion of the edges of the research space through the enlarging and adding of methods and methodology as well as identifying and filling of gaps in the research process. When the element of ethics in research is considered, the existing literature offers a significant volume of material covering the ethical issues in research design, research methodology, data collection, data analysis, and presentation of findings. Unfortunately the current discourse on ethics in research ends with the submission of the manuscript and a massive void exists beyond that point in the research process. This presentation seeks to identify this gap, discuss the need for a framework, and create space for a discussion of ethics in appraising qualitative research. With a focus on ethics of care to all of the stakeholders in the realm of research, a wide range of questions will be offered and feedback will be solicited from session participants as this nascent conversation is formalized and this aspect of qualitative research is shored up as quality and rigor are strengthened throughout the entire research process. Including the benefits and challenges of blind reviews to open reviews, the place for the ethic of care in the appraisal process, the consideration of ethics as a constraint or a direction in evaluation, and the impact of a relational ethic in journal feedback, a gap in the research appraisal is a challenge waiting to be met as we move into the future of qualitative inquiry.

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Ethical Issues in Appraising Qualitative Research: Identifying a Gap in the Research Process

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The future of qualitative research will likely include an expansion of the edges of the research space through the enlarging and adding of methods and methodology as well as identifying and filling of gaps in the research process. When the element of ethics in research is considered, the existing literature offers a significant volume of material covering the ethical issues in research design, research methodology, data collection, data analysis, and presentation of findings. Unfortunately the current discourse on ethics in research ends with the submission of the manuscript and a massive void exists beyond that point in the research process. This presentation seeks to identify this gap, discuss the need for a framework, and create space for a discussion of ethics in appraising qualitative research. With a focus on ethics of care to all of the stakeholders in the realm of research, a wide range of questions will be offered and feedback will be solicited from session participants as this nascent conversation is formalized and this aspect of qualitative research is shored up as quality and rigor are strengthened throughout the entire research process. Including the benefits and challenges of blind reviews to open reviews, the place for the ethic of care in the appraisal process, the consideration of ethics as a constraint or a direction in evaluation, and the impact of a relational ethic in journal feedback, a gap in the research appraisal is a challenge waiting to be met as we move into the future of qualitative inquiry.