In this paper we discuss the unique influences of ethics assessment procedures on comparative qualitative research. These influences are particularly pronounced when researchers are from different disciplines and in different countries. Focusing on our experience conducting a study on the perceptions of young people regarding HIV/AIDS in two countries (Italy and Canada), we describe the impact of the ethics assessment procedures in our respective countries on recruitment, sampling and comparability of findings. We also raise issues related to differences in ethics assessment processes from a disciplinary perspective. We conclude by suggesting that our theory of technique approach, which focuses on studying how the choices made in research implementation influence the study findings, should be extended to include the impact of ethics assessment procedures. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
|Numero di pagine||15|
|Rivista||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2010|
- discourse analysis