The ethical and methodological challenges of social work research with participants who fear retribution: To 'do no harm'

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Drake, Gabrielle. (2014). The ethical and methodological challenges of social work research with participants who fear retribution: To 'do no harm'. Qualitative Social Work. 13(2), pp. 304 - 319. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473325012473499
AuthorsDrake, Gabrielle
Abstract

This article discusses some of the ethical and methodological challenges experienced throughout a doctoral study focusing on boarding house residents in Sydney, Australia, particularly participants’ fear of retribution. Informing the research were forty interviews with a range of participants including current and former licensed boarding house residents, proprietors of boarding houses, and staff of community organizations and government agencies providing support services or monitoring the conditions in boarding houses. The article discusses and analyses the complexity and understandings of anonymity, confidentiality, informed consent and the meanings and implications of de-identification. Some of the strategies to address these complexities are presented and are significant for qualitative researchers, particularly doctoral and early career researchers.

Keywordsanonymity; boarding house; confidentiality; de-identify; ethics; informed consent
Year2014
JournalQualitative Social Work
Journal citation13 (2), pp. 304 - 319
PublisherSage Publications Ltd.
ISSN1473-3250
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1473325012473499
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84897805116
Page range304 - 319
Research GroupSchool of Allied Health
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Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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