David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Academic Ethics 7 (1-2):57-68 (2009)
This paper focuses on some of the ethical issues which may arise when conducting research in the context of homelessness. These issues are considered from the viewpoints of researchers, research coordinators and interviewers, drawing from their extensive real world experience. In addition to negotiating the complex context of homelessness, community-based homelessness researchers need to address a number of ethical issues in research conception, design, implementation and dissemination. Although these issues are commonly considered in community-engaged research, research with people who are homeless may raise exceptional challenges. Such challenges include determining the nature of informed consent; protecting research participants and researchers, and determining appropriate compensation for participation. Understanding the context of homelessness to conduct ethical research will require sharing information and joint decision-making, processes that must include members of communities within which the research participants live. Furthermore, researchers should be sensitive to the changing context of homelessness, and vigilant for new ethical challenges
|Keywords||Ethics Homeless Community-based Vulnerable populations Consent Interviews|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Frank Fischer (2003). Citizens, Experts and the Environment: The Politics of Local Knowledge. Environmental Values 12 (2):263-265.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jennifer Alvidrez & Patricia A. Areán (2002). Psychosocial Treatment Research with Ethnic Minority Populations: Ethical Considerations in Conducting Clinical Trials. Ethics and Behavior 12 (1):103 – 116.
Frederick T. L. Leong & Brent Lyons (2011). Ethical Challenges for Cross-Cultural Research Conducted by Psychologists From the United States. Ethics and Behavior 20 (3):250-264.
Cletus T. Andoh (2008). Critical Issues on Informed Consent in Africa. Poiesis and Praxis 6 (1-2):109-123.
Daniel O. Taube & Susan Burkhardt (1997). Ethical and Legal Risks Associated with Archival Research. Ethics and Behavior 7 (1):59 – 67.
Lorraine Young & Hazel Barrett (2001). Ethics and Participation: Reflections on Research with Street Children. Ethics, Place and Environment 4 (2):130 – 134.
Bjørn Hofmann, Anne Myhr & Søren Holm (2013). Scientific Dishonesty—a Nationwide Survey of Doctoral Students in Norway. BMC Medical Ethics 14 (1):1-9.
Vicki M. Marsh, Dorcas M. Kamuya, Albert M. Mlamba, Thomas N. Williams & Sassy S. Molyneux (2012). Benefits and Payments for Research Participants: Experiences and Views From a Research Centre on the Kenyan Coast. BMC Medical Ethics (1):13-.
Jeff Blackmer (2003). The Unique Ethical Challenges of Conducting Research in the Rehabilitation Medicine Population. BMC Medical Ethics 4 (1):1-6.
Colleen Reid & Elana Brief (2009). Confronting Condescending Ethics: How Community-Based Research Challenges Traditional Approaches to Consent, Confidentiality, and Capacity. [REVIEW] Journal of Academic Ethics 7 (1-2):75-85.
Robert J. Gatchel, Perry N. Fuchs & Colin Allen (2006). 18 Ethical Issues in Chronic Pain Research. In B. L. Gant & M. E. Schatman (eds.), Ethical Issues in Chronic Pain Management. 295.
Added to index2009-07-18
Total downloads28 ( #111,105 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #183,615 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?