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The Respect Project in the Rear-View Mirror: Past, Present and Future of International Professional and Ethics Guidelines for Social Science Research

Finding Common Ground: Consensus in Research Ethics Across the Social Sciences

ISBN: 978-1-78714-131-5, eISBN: 978-1-78714-130-8

ISSN: 2398-6018

Publication date: 15 February 2017

Abstract

A growing tendency towards interdisciplinary and international social science research has resulted in the need for codes of ethics and guidelines that cross disciplinary and national boundaries. One set of such documents was developed by the RESPECT project, which produced Europe-wide professional and ethical guidelines for social sciences. This chapter builds on a semi-structured interview conducted with the Principal Investigator of the RESPECT project. Her thoughts are contextualised within the broader discussions of ethics and professional standards codes and guidelines as identified by other scholars in the field. Drawing on an experience-based account, the chapter offers guidance in overcoming some of the common concerns when developing international, interdisciplinary ethics codes and guidelines for social science research.

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Acknowledgement

The author gratefully acknowledges the financial support from the Odysseus programme of the Flemish Science Foundation (FWO) (grant number G.OC42.13N).

Citation

Gorup, M. (2017), "The Respect Project in the Rear-View Mirror: Past, Present and Future of International Professional and Ethics Guidelines for Social Science Research", Finding Common Ground: Consensus in Research Ethics Across the Social Sciences (Advances in Research Ethics and Integrity, Vol. 1), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 157-176. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2398-601820170000001013

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