Ethical Research Involving Children

Statement of ethical practice for the British Sociological Association.

British Sociological Association. (2002). Statement of ethical practice for the British Sociological Association. Durham, UK: BSA.

Extract from introduction (p. 1): “This statement is one of a set of Guidelines on a variety of fundamental aspects of professional sociology. The British Sociological Association gratefully acknowledges the use made of the ethical codes and statements of the Social Research Association, the American Sociological Association and the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and the Commonwealth:

1) The purpose of the statement is to make members aware of the ethical issues that may arise throughout the research process and to encourage them to take responsibility for their own ethical practice. The Association encourages members to use the Statement to help educate themselves and their colleagues to behave ethically.

2) The statement does not, therefore, provide a set of recipes for resolving ethical choices or dilemmas, but recognises that it will be necessary to make such choices on the basis of principles and values, and the (often conflicting) interests of those involved.”

The full statement is freely available to download via the Publisher’s Link below.

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