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--Norman ok. Denzin, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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A Need for Ethics in Research and the Ethical Dilemmas of Qualitative Research In the wider public, a sensitivity for ethical issues in research is growing due to scandals. T h e misuse of captives for research and experiments by doctors during the Nazi period in Germany are particularly horrifying examples, which led to the development of ethical codes for research. Past and recent cases of research fraud have led the German research councils to develop rules of good practice, which have to be accepted and enacted by every university or institute applying for research funding.

Justice - all people should be treated equally. (2001, p. 339) For example, in the code of ethics of the GSA, the need to reduce the risk to participants of having any damage or disadvantage is formulated: Persons, w h o are observed, questioned or w h o are involved in some other way in investigations, f o r example in connection with the analysis of personal documents, shall not be subject to any disadvantages or dangers as a result of the research. All risks that exceed what is normal in everyday life must be explained to the parties concerned.

Kardorff, and I. ), A Companion to Qualitative Research. London: SAGE. pp. 172-177. Tashakkori, A. and Teddlie, Ch. ) (2003) Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social & Behavioral Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. 36 AN INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH In many domains, research has become an issue of ethics. Questions of how to protect the interests of those w h o are ready to take part in a study or scandals referring to manipulated data have repeatedly drawn research ethics to the foreground. Codes of ethics have been developed in several disciplines and in several countries for the same discipline.

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