Friday, 19 September 2008


I was reading Mason's advice on qualitative design when I came across her advice on ethics too. She advises on layout - use a table with rows for each research question and headings for data sources, justification for using those sources, practicalities and consequent ethical issues. Then she has a chapter on each type of qualitative data source, like observation or interview, with advice on the possible ethical issues. So it's quite thought provoking.

Research questions

Data sources and methods


Practicalities (e.g. resources, access, skills)

Ethical issues [1]

I need also be aware of the ESRC framework held here.

[1] Taken from Mason, J. (2002) Qualitative researching, (2nd ed Edn), Sage, London. 973

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