publication . Article . 2009

Social research for a multiethnic population: do the research ethics and standards guidelines of UK Learned Societies address this challenge?

Salway, S.; Allmark, P. J.; Barley, R.; Higginbottom, G.; Gerrish, K.; Ellison, G.;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2009 Journal: Twenty-First Century Society, volume 4, pages 53-81 (issn: 1745-0144, eissn: 1745-0152, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
There is increasing recognition in the UK that social science research should generate an evidence base that reflects the ethnic diversity of the population and informs positive developments in public policy and programmes for all. However, describing and understanding ethnic diversity, and associated disadvantage, is far from straightforward. In practice, the ethical and scientific arguments around whether and how to incorporate ethnicity into policy-relevant social research are complex and contentious. In particular, untheorised or insensitive inclusion of data on ethnic 'groups' can have negative consequences. The present investigation begins to explore the e...
Subjects
free text keywords: General Social Sciences, History, Cultural diversity, Ethnic group, Social research, Sociology, Human factors and ergonomics, Disadvantage, Social science, Research ethics, Public policy, Socioeconomics, Population, education.field_of_study, education

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