Internal Confidentiality: When Confidentiality Assurances Fail Relational Informants
- 938 Downloads
This research note explores a limit in the principle of confidentiality, demonstrating how informants' connected relationships can lead to impaired or diminished autonomy. Insiders may recognize what other insiders have said to a researcher in a private interview. Internal confidentiality is distinct from external confidentiality, which assures protection against identification by those who were not subjects of the research.
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Burgess, R. (1984). In the field: An introduction to field research. Boston: Allen and Unwin.Google Scholar
- Ellis, C. (1986). Fisher folk: Two communities on Chesapeake Bay. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press.Google Scholar
- Ellis, C. (1995). Emotional and ethical quagmires in returning to the field. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 24, 68-98.Google Scholar
- Mercurio, J. A. (1972). Caning: Educational rite and tradition. Syracuse: Syracuse University Division of Special Education and Rehabilitation.Google Scholar
- Opie, A. (1991). Caring alone: experiences of looking after the confused elderly at home. Wellington: Daphne Brasell Associates.Google Scholar
- Tolich, M and C. Davidson (1999) Starting Fieldwork: an introduction to Qualitative Research in New Zealand Oxford University Press, Auckland.Google Scholar
- Vidich, A., & Bensman, J. (1968). Small town in mass society: Class, power and religion in a rural community. Princeton: Princeton University Press.Google Scholar
- Whyte, W. F. (1981). Street corner society: The social structure of an Italian slum. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.Google Scholar