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Defending Rights or Defending Privileges? Rethinking the ethics of research in public service organizations

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posted on 24.10.2012, 09:21 by Mary Dixon-Woods, Charles L. Bosk
Conducting research in public services organizations raises important but often neglected questions about the status of managers and staff as research subjects. An approach that prioritizes the protections and entitlements due to research subjects may thwart the public interest. An approach that grants laissez faire to researchers may threaten the legitimate rights and interests of managers and staff. Ethics review systems are currently poorly equipped to engage in useful debates about the drawing of appropriate boundaries for inquiry. We urge a recasting of the role of ethics review from research subject's sole protector to honest broker.

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Citation

Public Management Review, 2011, 13 (2), pp. 257-272

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/School of Medicine/Department of Health Sciences

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Public Management Review

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

issn

1471-9037

eissn

1083-351X

Copyright date

2011

Available date

24/10/2012

Publisher version

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14719037.2010.532966#.UgC38G0raQI

Notes

This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Public Management Review, 2011, 13 (2), pp. 257-272 (Copyright Taylor & Francis), available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14719037.2010.532966.

Language

English