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by jcteets
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: IV.1. Authoritarian/repressive political regimes
Topic: Challenges to Transparency in Authoritarian/Repressive Settings
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: Challenges to Transparency in Authoritarian/Repressive Settings

One of the distinctive challenges that arise when working in authoritarian settings has to do with dealing with changing political situations and the implications this has for transparency. For instance, what happens if a researcher makes public interview transcripts (even if they are made anonymou...
by jcteets
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: I.2. Research Ethics: Human Subjects and Research Openness
Topic: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas
Replies: 17
Views: 2553

Re: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas

The challenges with openness in research are plentiful, and take on particular dynamics when involving human subjects. To me, it seems that two questions in particular need to be asked: (1) what is the purpose of openness? Is it simply for the sake of transparency and perhaps to boost credibility, ...
by jcteets
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: I.2. Research Ethics: Human Subjects and Research Openness
Topic: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas
Replies: 17
Views: 2553

Re: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas

Looking back, I think I had a good sense of the risks and dangers posed by an authoritarian state, but I did not have a clear sense of how being open about the various dilemmas I encountered, not just those related to protecting identities, and how I responded to them (which was imperfect at best) ...
by jcteets
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: I.1. Ontological/Epistemological Priors
Topic: Dishonesty in research raises concern
Replies: 28
Views: 3681

Re: Dishonesty in research raises concern

A more constructive engagement would start from the premise that as political scientists, we are involved in a communal exercise of creating knowledge. That communal exercise requires us to communicate with one another. I recommend that we jettison any justification for or objection to greater tran...
by jcteets
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: Data access--human subjects protections
Replies: 11
Views: 2207

Re: Data access--human subjects protections

I want to echo Elisabeth's concerns. I share these, especially conducting research on local officials in China today under the conditions of the on-going anti-corruption strike-hard campaign. The penalty for a guilty verdict is death, and it is unclear to me (and many officials) what triggers these ...
by jcteets
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: Data access--costs and inequality
Replies: 3
Views: 977

Re: Data access--costs and inequality

After seeing how several qualitative researchers tried to comply with DART, I am also concerned about the extra burden imposed on researchers using qualitative methods. Translating and transcribing all interviews and providing the context in which these can actually be used by another researcher to ...

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