, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 401-413
Date: 22 Jul 2011

Ethics Beyond the IRB: An Introductory Essay

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Abstract

Qualitative sociologists confront thorny ethical issues, many of which are beyond the scope of institutional review board procedures and protocols. This essay presents the broad themes of this special issue by reviewing major approaches to scholarly ethical practice, offering a set of orienting propositions, and introducing the contributions of and connections among the articles that follow.

We list our names in alphabetical order; we are equal coauthors of this introduction and equal coeditors of this issue.