IW04
Ethically sensitive researches in anthropology

Convenors:
Mojca Ramšak (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts)
Chair:
Mojca Ramšak
Stream:
Invited workshops
Location:
102
Start time:
27 August, 2008 at 9:00
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

Welfare, respect for the dignity and rights of participants, etc. became standards for scientific quality. The workshop intend to present cases of good practice and tensions between new or better knowledge on one side and different rights of individuals and groups on the other.

Long abstract:

Welfare, respect for the dignity and rights of participants, avoiding harm, doing justice, confidentiality, informed consent, anonymization, became standards for scientific quality in all aspects of the research process. Nevertheless we can find many dilemmas in weighing the risks and benefits. Specific research topic can require specific ethical sensitiveness and finding right solutions to ethical dilemmas. Ethical sensitiveness is essential to legitimate research, especially qualitative research. The workshop intend to present cases of good practice, tensions between the search for new or better knowledge, which is regarded as a social good or benefit, and different rights of individuals and groups.