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by ElliotPosner
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: I.2. Research Ethics: Human Subjects and Research Openness
Topic: Is there a tension between the principle of research openness and the willingness to pursue tough questions?
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Is there a tension between the principle of research openness and the willingness to pursue tough questions?

Like Eleni, I interview financial sector practitioners and authorities with inside information about how market rules are made. Without frank conversations with these people, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to answer the kinds of questions I've been addressing in my research. I couldn’t ag...
by ElliotPosner
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: I.2. Research Ethics: Human Subjects and Research Openness
Topic: Openness and Perceptions of Researcher Ties to US Intelligence and Other Agenices
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Openness and Perceptions of Researcher Ties to US Intelligence and Other Agenices

Some contributors (quoted below) have voiced concerns about the impact of increased openness on participants’ perceptions of researcher ties to US intelligence and other agencies. Is this something we should be thinking about here? What are the ethical issues? A guest contributor wrote (on Tuesday, ...
by ElliotPosner
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: I.2. Research Ethics: Human Subjects and Research Openness
Topic: Is there a tension between the principle of research openness and the willingness to pursue tough questions?
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Is there a tension between the principle of research openness and the willingness to pursue tough questions?

On Nov. 1 2016, GUEST wrote (as part of the first thread of I.2 Research Ethics): "I am concerned that we are going to collectively sacrifice interesting questions and deep knowledge in order to valorize "openness." It is not at all clear to me that transparency is more important than...
by ElliotPosner
Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: I.2. Research Ethics: Human Subjects and Research Openness
Topic: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas
Replies: 17
Views: 1228

Re: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas

I am concerned that we are going to collectively sacrifice interesting questions and deep knowledge in order to valorize "openness." It is not at all clear to me that transparency is more important than answering questions that matter for politically sensitive locations and issues. This c...
by ElliotPosner
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: I.2. Research Ethics: Human Subjects and Research Openness
Topic: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas
Replies: 17
Views: 1228

Re: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas

Much of my own research has involved interviews in business and trade sectors in the Middle East. The focus has been to understand political economies under the context of sub-state conflict, what can be termed war economies. I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way. Many of the individuals I have...
by ElliotPosner
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: I.2. Research Ethics: Human Subjects and Research Openness
Topic: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas
Replies: 17
Views: 1228

Re: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas

I think our obligation to protect human participants from harm need not be juxtaposed with the principle of openness. The kind of openness I endorse requires reflexivity, not the posting of sources that supposedly speak for themselves and "mean" the same to any reader, regardless of the e...
by ElliotPosner
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: I.2. Research Ethics: Human Subjects and Research Openness
Topic: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas
Replies: 17
Views: 1228

Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas

We'd like to initiate a discussion about the tensions and dilemmas between the pursuit of two principles: the ethical principle to protect human subjects and the principle of research openness. What are some of the tensions and dilemmas between these principles that have occurred in conducting and p...
by ElliotPosner
Wed May 18, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: Are qualitative researchers held to a higher standard?
Replies: 19
Views: 2615

Re: Are qualitative researchers held to a higher standard?

I want to pick up on the previous two posts in this thread. I also believe DA-RT will end up holding qualitative research to a higher standard, especially with regards to “production-transparency information” vis-à-vis qualitative research within a positivist framework. As Guest 5/13 writes: "I...

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