Yawson, Robert M. (2010): Ethics of conducting qualitative social science research in the emerging field of nanotechnology. Published in: Organizational Leadership Policy & Development, University of Minnesota
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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.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Ethics of conducting qualitative social science research in the emerging field of nanotechnology|
|Keywords:||Ethics, Philosophy, Nanoscale, Humanists, Societal implications|
|Subjects:||A - General Economics and Teaching > A3 - Collective Works > A30 - General
A - General Economics and Teaching > A3 - Collective Works
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B0 - General
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B1 - History of Economic Thought through 1925
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A10 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
|Depositing User:||Robert M Yawson|
|Date Deposited:||18. Nov 2011 00:59|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 19:59|
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