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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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  • Yawson, Robert M., 2010. "Ethics of conducting qualitative social science research in the emerging field of nanotechnology," MPRA Paper 34829, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • 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, vol. 33(4), pages 299-322, December.
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    Keywords

    Ethics; Philosophy; Nanoscale; Humanists; Societal implications;

    JEL classification:

    • A30 - General Economics and Teaching - - Multisubject Collective Works - - - General
    • A3 - General Economics and Teaching - - Multisubject Collective Works
    • B0 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - General
    • B1 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925
    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights

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