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Issues of disclosure and intrusion : ethical challenges for a community researcher.

Carter, K. and Banks, S. and Armstrong, A. and Kindon, S. and Burkitt, I. (2013) 'Issues of disclosure and intrusion : ethical challenges for a community researcher.', Ethics and social welfare., 7 (1). pp. 92-100.


This case study focuses on some of the ethical issues that arise in community-based participatory research, drawing on an example from practice in the UK. It comprises a case example written by a community researcher, followed by two commentaries, which analyse the case and offer different perspectives on the issues raised from the commentators' experiences in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. The case example highlights the challenges faced by volunteer action researchers undertaking research interviews and mentoring on sensitive topics in their local neighbourhoods. It raises questions about: the emotional effects of discussing matters of mental health, well-being and money management on both researchers and research participants; how much researchers should disclose about their own lives; and the nature of the support needs of volunteer community researchers.

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Date deposited:09 March 2016
Date of first online publication:March 2013
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