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Peter Lyons and Howard J. Doueck

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195373912

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373912.001.0001

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Ethics and Research Methodology

Ethics and Research Methodology

(p.80) Chapter 4 Ethics and Research Methodology
The Dissertation

Peter Lyons

Howard J. Doueck

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes ethical issues in social research including discussion of the NASW Code of Ethics, Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes, and requirements for the protection of human subjects. In addition, quantitative research methods; qualitative research methods; mixed-methods research designs; experimental, quasi-experimental, explanatory, exploratory, and descriptive research; program evaluation; and the relative merits of disparate models of research are also presented. The requirements of rigor in both quantitative and qualitative studies and evaluating the degree of fit between research strategies and problems under investigation are also discussed.

Keywords:   NASW Code of Ethics, IRB, human subjects protection, quantitative research, qualitative research, mixed-methods research, research design, experimental design, quasi-experimental design

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