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Guta, A., & Voronka, J. (2019). Ethical Issues in Community-Based, Participatory, and Action-Oriented Forms of Research. In R. Iphofen (Ed.), Handbook of Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76040-7_24-1


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.