Social Researchers’ Approaches to Research Ethics During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Exploratory Study

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dc.contributor.author Surmiak, Adrianna
dc.contributor.author Bielska, Beata
dc.contributor.author Kalinowska, Katarzyna
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-17T09:09:23Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-17T09:09:23Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/6651
dc.description Preprint artykułu, który ukazał się w czasopiśmie: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 2021, pp.1-10, (wydawca: SAGE Publishing), Online First: 15.11.2021.
dc.description.abstract The global COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine/distancing measures have forced researchers to cope with a new situation. This paper aimed to analyze how the pandemic and its associated constraints have affected social researchers’ approach to research ethics. Drawing on an online qualitative survey with 193 Polish social researchers conducted in April and May 2020, we distinguished three approaches: nothing has changed, opportunity-oriented, and precautionary. According to the first, the pandemic was not regarded as a situation that required additional reflection on ethical issues or changes in research approaches. By contrast, the other two were based on the assumption that the pandemic affected research project ethics. The difference was in the assessment of changes in the area of ethics. The pandemic presented an opportunity and a threat to the ethicality of research, respectively. We discuss the implications of all three approaches for research and education.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject COVID-19
dc.subject Polish researchers
dc.subject research ethics
dc.subject research with researchers
dc.subject social researchers
dc.title Social Researchers’ Approaches to Research Ethics During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Exploratory Study
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/preprint

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