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This chapter explores ethical issues in community-based, participatory, and actionoriented forms of research (CBPAR). These approaches to research have evolved
from diverse philosophical, theoretical, and disciplinary traditions but share a
commitment to bringing researchers, community members (those most affected
by a social or health issue), and other relevant stakeholders together in meaningful
ways to conduct research (e.g., to co-develop the research questions, collect and
analyze the data, and disseminate the findings). This level of collaboration between
the researcher and the researched is understood to blur traditional boundaries and
safeguards and raises important questions about ethics and scientific integrity in CBPAR. This chapter will provide an overview of key debates in the social science
and research ethics literature about the suitability of contemporary research ethics
review processes for CBPAR. In addition to discussing the ethics review process,
this chapter will also explore emerging scholarship about what it means to be an
ethical researcher working in a CBPAR tradition and negotiating different conceptions of science, ethics, and worldviews.
In dem vom BMBF geförderten Projekt FeKoM werden Empfehlungen für forschungsethisches Handeln in der Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft systematisch erarbeitet, empirisch fundiert und der Scientific Community zur Verfügung gestellt.