Unraveling Ethics: Reflections from a Community-based Participatory Research Project with Youth

September 1st, 2008 | RESEARCH

There is limited literature describing the ethical dilemmas that arise when conducting community-based participatory research. The following provides a case example of ethical dilemmas that developed during a multi-method community-based participatory action research project with youth in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Several ethical dilemmas emerged during the course of the study related to the community in which the research was being undertaken, the recruitment of participants, and the overall research process. As important are possible harms that may arise when the researcher is no longer involved. These ethical dilemmas and potential solutions are discussed in relation to social work research and community-based practice to raise awareness about the essential role of community in informing ethical research practices.


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Team Members

Christine Walsh, Author, University of Calgary
Jennifer Hewson, Author, University of Calgary
Michael Shier, Author, University of Calgary
Edwin Morales, Author, University of Calgary


Publication: The Qualitative Report
Volume: 13
Number: 3
Page(s): 379

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Audience: Museum | ISE Professionals | Undergraduate | Graduate Students | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Education and learning science | General STEM | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Media and Technology | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media