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Doing research on sensitive topics

Author: Raymond M Lee
Publisher: London ; Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1993.
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"This book is a comprehensive guide to the methodological, ethical and practical issues involved in undertaking research on sensitive topics." "Ray Lee's authoritative introduction to the subject addresses the question of what makes research contentious. He considers the relationship between research and issues of social or political power, the capacity of research to encroach on people's lives, and the potential  Read more...
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Lee, Raymond M., 1946-
Doing research on sensitive topics.
London ; Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1993
(OCoLC)623173538
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond M Lee
ISBN: 0803988605 9780803988606 0803988613 9780803988613
OCLC Number: 30811360
Description: 248 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Limits on inquiry --
Estimating the size of hidden populations --
Sampling rare or deviant populations --
Asking sensitive questions on surveys --
Asking sensitive questions: interviewing --
The access process in research on sensitive topics --
Covert, adversarial and collaborative research --
Handling sensitive data --
Disclosure and dissemination in research on sensitive topics.
Responsibility: Raymond M. Lee.
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Comprehensive guide to the methodological, ethical and practical issues involved in researching sensitive topics. It explores the reasons why social research may be politically and socially  Read more...

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