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Researching Sensitive Topics

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Researching Sensitive Topics

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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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Publication Date

1993

Publisher

Sage Publications

City

Newbury Park, CA

p-ISBN

080394845X

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Comments

Dr. Claire Renzetti and Dr. Raymond Lee were editors of this book.

Dr. Claire Renzetti had not been a faculty member of the University of Kentucky at the time of publication.

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