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Negotiating 'ethically important moments' in research with young people: reflections of a novice researcher

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Show simple item record McEvoy, Eileen Enright, Eimear MacPhail, Ann 2017-08-11T10:41:08Z 2017-08-11T10:41:08Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation McEvoy, E,Enright, E,MacPhail, A (2017) 'Negotiating 'ethically important moments' in research with young people: reflections of a novice researcher'. Leisure Studies, 36 :170-181. en_US
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The latter half of the twentieth century witnessed a surge in interest around ethics in research. Originally focused on the compilation of ethics guidelines and the importance of having all research approved by institutional review boards before commencement, discussions of research ethics have more recently centred on how such guidelines translate into ethical practice during the research process. Leisure research has been no exception to this trend. Using as an example, a research project in Ireland centred on focus groups with young people (aged 15-19) regarding their physical activity behaviours and preferences, this paper explores the situated judgement of the interviewer, a novice researcher, as she attempted to navigate four ethically important moments. Discussions centre on moments where the interviewer's situated judgement resulted in research ethics being compromised and moments where the interviewer experienced difficulty reconciling personal and research ethics. Our intention in sharing the situations and resulting questions from this research is to shine a light on the decision-making which takes place during the research process and consider how researchers might prepare adequately to make decisions in an ethically sound way. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Leisure Studies;36 (2), pp. 170-181
dc.rights This is an Author's Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Leisure Studies 2017 [copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.subject reflexivity en_US
dc.subject focus groups en_US
dc.subject young people en_US
dc.subject physical activity en_US
dc.title Negotiating 'ethically important moments' in research with young people: reflections of a novice researcher en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2017-08-11T10:31:51Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/02614367.2015.1119877
dc.contributor.sponsor Limerick Regeneration en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Limerick City Sports Partnership en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Irish Sports Council en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2703724
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Leisure Studies
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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