Who determines what is ‘ethical’? Some challenges of research governance within the voluntary sector
Bragaglia, Fleur; Munro, Gayle (2012)


This article explores some of the ethical challenges facing those conducting research within the voluntary sector, often working in the absence of any formal frameworks on ethics processes and procedures. The article discusses some of the issues that can arise in such a research environment,
including questions about access to participants, pressures from research commissioners and challenges to the interpretation of research results. It concludes by arguing for the development of in-house ethics committees and the adoption by researchers of their own personal ‘internal’ ethics
as practical means of resolving ethical dilemmas.


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