The Ethics Rupture: Exploring Alternatives to Formal Research-Ethics Review

The Ethics Rupture: Exploring Alternatives to Formal Research-Ethics Review

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Edited by Will C. van den Hoonaard and Ann Hamilton
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For decades now, researchers in the social sciences and humanities have been expressing a deep dissatisfaction with the process of research-ethics review in academia. Continuing the ongoing critique of ethics review begun in Will C. van den Hoonaard’s Walking the Tightrope and The Seduction of Ethics, The Ethics Rupture offers both an account of the system’s failings and a series of proposals on how to ensure that social research is ethical, rather than merely compliant with institutional requirements.

Containing twenty-five essays written by leading experts from around the world in various disciplines, The Ethics Rupture is a landmark study of the problems caused by our current research-ethics system and the ways in which scholars are seeking solutions.

Will C. van den Hoonaard is a professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of New Brunswick.

Ann Hamilton holds a PhD in human communication from the University of Oklahoma.

INTRODUCTION

The Ethics Rupture Summit in the Context of Current Trends in Research-Ethics Review - Will C. van den Hoonaard and Ann Hamilton

I. STRAINS IN RESEARCH-ETHICS REVIEW PROCESSES

1. The Social Costs of Ethics Regulation - Robert Dingwall

2. Fieldwork Double-Bound in Human Research-Ethics Reviews: Disciplinary Competence, or Regulatory Compliance and the Muting of Disciplinary Values - Rena Lederman

3. IRBan Renewal - Patti A. Adler and Peter Adler

4. The Language of Ethics: How Ethics Review Creates Inequalities for Language Minorities in Research - Laura Stark

5. Uncomfortable Truths, Ethics, and Qualitative Research: Escaping from the Dominance of Informed Consent - Marco Marzano

6. Assessing Risk in Psychological Research - Patrick O’Neill

II. OUTSIDE THE COMFORT ZONE: NEW METHODOLOGIES

7. The Internet as a Stage: Dramaturgy, Research-Ethics Boards, and Privacy as Performance - Heather Kitchin Dahringer

8. Research Ethics Boards: Are They Ready for Autoethnography? - B. Lee Murray

9. (Re)Framing Research Ethics Through Communication: A Collective and Collaborative Approach to Research-Ethics Review - Julie Bull

III. ANALYSIS OF CHANGE: WHEN SUPERFICIALITY DISPLACES SUBSTANCE

10. The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: The TCPS 2 and the Institutional Oversight of Social Science Research in Canada - Kirsten Bell

11. Should Data Sharing be Regulated? - Natasha S. Mauthner

12. The Malaise in Ethics for Graduate Students: the Socialization of Contemporary Students by Ethics Boards - Lisa-Jo Kestin van den Scott

13. The Eclipse of Human Subjects and the Rise of Human Participants in Research Involving Humans - Igor Gontcharov

14. Ethics in Social Science and Humanities Research: Brazilian Strategies to Improve Guidelines - Iara Coelho Zito Guerriero

IV. SOLUTIONS: RENEWAL, REFORM, OR DISMEMBERMENT?

15. Australian Research Ethics Governance: Plotting the Demise of the Adversarial Culture - Mark Israel, Gary Allen, and Colin Thomson

16. Ethical Pluralism: Scholarly Societies and the Regulation of Research Ethics - Zachary M. Schrag

17. Research-Ethics Review and Compliatorianism: A Curious Dilemma - Ann Hamilton

18. Enriching Ethics-Review Processes in the Spirit of Participatory Dialogue - Kate Holland

19. Rupturing Ethics Literacy: The Ethics Applications Repository (TEAR) - Emma Tumilty, Martin Tolich and Stephanie Dobson

20. Professional Research Ethics: Helping to Balance Individual and Institutional Integrity - Ron Iphofen

FINAL THOUGHTS

So Where from Here? Finding Paths through the Bramble of Research-Ethics Review - Ann Hamilton and Will C. van den Hoonaard

APPENDIX

A. The New Brunswick Declaration: A Declaration on Research Ethics, Integrity, and Governance

"The Ethics Rupture is a timely and interesting volume that explores, in considerable depth, the shortcomings of ethics review systems and, importantly, offers some of the solutions to these issues."

Rose Wiles, National Centre for Research Methods, University of Southampton