Researching the Vulnerable

Researching the Vulnerable
A Guide to Sensitive Research Methods

Research Ethics

© 2007 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book takes as its starting point the particular considerations and sensitivities of being a researcher faced with a subject group at the margins of society, and explores the ethical, practical, and methodological implications of working with such groups.

Author Pranee Liamputtong explores qualitative methods using examples, drawn from around the world, and from the wide variety of contexts that might count as 'researching the vulnerable'. Numerous salient points for the conduct of research within vulnerable groups of people, including ethical and moral issues, are considered, and discussed in the context of sensitive and innovative research methods.

This is an ideal reference for any graduate student taking a course in research methods, and PhD research training courses across the Social Sciences.
The Sensitive Researcher
Introduction to Researching Vulnerable People  
Moral and Ethical Issues In Researching Vulnerable People
The Vulnerable Research Participants
Procedural Sensibilities  
The Sensitive and Vulnerable Researcher
Traditional Interviewing Research Methods Appropriate for Researching Vulnerable People
Flexible and Collaborative Investigative Methods
Innovative and Alternative Research Methods in Consideration
(Re)Presentation of Vulnerable Voices
Writing Research Findings  
A Closing Word...For Now

This text will be very useful for students who are looking to work with participants who are classed as vulnerable. We are seeing more students taking on challenging research projects and this will be a very good text to help suppliment such research.

Miss Emma Kavanagh
Sport, Bournemouth University
December 3, 2009

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