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Ethics of conducting qualitative social science research in the emerging field of nanotechnology

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  • Yawson, Robert M.

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In educational research, qualitative studies have varied meanings. This short paper reviews the conceptual underpinnings of ethics in qualitative social science research and its importance to the emerging field of nanotechnology. The paper is aimed at showing a pathway by which the researcher might tackle ethics in a more effective way to achieve the desired results and whether different ethical values are needed in qualitative social science research of nanotechnology.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 34829.

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Date of creation: 06 May 2010
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:34829

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  1. Robert Yawson & Jennifer Kuzma, 2010. "Systems Mapping of Consumer Acceptance of Agrifood Nanotechnology," Journal of Consumer Policy, Springer, Springer, vol. 33(4), pages 299-322, December.
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