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do no harm

by Eeva Berglund - Thursday, 24 January 2019, 2:08 PM

This would have been an entry to share concerns on the impact our research may have on others' lifes, on a professional, personal or any other level. 

Beyond institutional protocols giving standards and procedures to guaranty ethics of research, our observation and analysis of participant's actions, circumstances and perspectives might have many kinds of consequences, some of which are foreseeable, and many that aren't. 

In that line, I think it is quite relevant to remember something from the first readings on interviews: research changes those that are part of it, and not just the participants, also the researchers. Being mindful of this impact as we design the strategies for gathering and analyzing data is quite important (or I should say, is of critical importance to my personal line of research). (Maria)

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