Researching Sensitive Topics
Cults, child abuse, AIDS, governmental policies, marital rape--increasingly social scientists are called upon to research topics that are "sensitive" in the sense that they deal with behavior that is intimate, discreditable, or incriminating. Such topics pose not only difficult technical problems, but also include wider issues regarding the ethics and politics of research which are most clearly seen on sensitive topics. Yet, to date, no resource has existed which effectively guides researchers in conducting sensitive research--until now. Researching Sensitive Topics acquaints researchers with the tools and experiences of colleagues on how to conduct such research. A team of distinguished researchers from a variety of disciplines (psychology, sociology, public health, nursing, anthropology, and public policy) explores such issues as cross-cultural research, disclosure and the dissemination of research findings, feminist methodologies, and self-censorship.
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Newbury Park, CA
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Renzetti, Claire M. and Lee, Raymond M., "Researching Sensitive Topics" (1993). CRVAW Faculty Book Gallery. 14.