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Research Ethics for Human Geography
A Handbook for Students

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October 2020 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Research Ethics for Human Geography is a lively and engaging introduction to key ethical issues in geographical research by leading figures in the discipline. It addresses the wide range of ethical issues involved in collecting, analysing and writing up research across the social sciences, and explores and explains the more specific ethical issues associated with different forms of geographical inquiry.

Each chapter comprises detailed summaries and definitions, real-life case studies, student check-lists and annotated recommendations for reading, making the book a valuable toolkit for students undertaking all forms of geographical research, from local and overseas fieldwork, through to dissertation research, methods-training, and further research. 

 
Part I: Introduction
 
Chapter 1: A theory of ethics
 
Part II: The basics
 
Chapter 2: Ethics procedures and review
 
Chapter 3: Positionality
 
Chapter 4: Consent
 
Chapter 5: Anonymity and confidentiality
 
Chapter 6: Sensitive topics
 
Chapter 7: Data security
 
Chapter 8: Statistics and representation
 
Chapter 9: Power and empowerment
 
Chapter 10: Working overseas
 
Chapter 11: Expectations and responsibilities
 
Part III: Approaches
 
Chapter 12: Participant Action Research
 
Chapter 13: Radical Geographies, feminism and anti-racism
 
Chapter 14: Activist Geographies
 
Chapter 15: Indigenous methods
 
Part IV: Subjects
 
Chapter 16: Vulnerable subjects
 
Chapter 17: Animal Geographies
 
Chapter 18: Children’s Geographies
 
Chapter 19: Historical geographies and archived subjects
 
Part V: Spaces
 
Chapter 20: Virtual spaces and social media
 
Chapter 21: Spaces of disaster
 
Chapter 22: Humanitarian spaces
 
Chapter 23: Voluntary spaces
 
Part VI: Conclusion
 
Chapter 24: Writing Research

An easy to understand resource which is useful for postgraduate students and other people interested in research.

Fleur Bowater
University of Derby

A comprehensive, clear, accessible and useful survey of ethical issues involved in human geography research.

Yunpeng ZHANG

This is an accessible and engaging text which provides a comprehensive guide to ethical considerations in human geography research. Through excellent contributions, conceptual discussion and practical research guidelines it forms an invaluable toolkit for undergraduate and postgraduate geographers.

Will Andrews
Bangor University

This is an important and timely book that will prove an essential resource for teaching about research ethics.  It provides students with invaluable advice, information and reading as well as helpful examples of ethical practice in geographical research.

Jo Little
University of Exeter

This richly illustrated and incisive book brings together leading scholars to provide the most comprehensive and critical consideration of research ethics for human geography - and will now be the ‘go to’ text for students, teachers and researchers.   

Mark Riley
University of Liverpool

This engaging textbook on preparing, and working through encountering challenging ethical consideration, processes and decisions to make (and live with) in human geography research will be of major interest to advanced under-graduate, masters and Doctoral students, as well as new academics. The chapters here are conceptual and systematic drawing on personal research experiences as well as case studies from the public literature, and come with recommendations for readers to consider and think through.

Richard Kotter
Northumbria University

Finally we have a book that both expertly and accessibly outlines the myriad of ethical decisions that need to be worked through when embarking on research. This excellent text will be an invaluable resource for students undertaking research.

Julian Bloomer

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