Social Science Research Ethics in Africa

  • Nico Nortjé
  • Retha Visagie
  • J. S. Wessels

Part of the Research Ethics Forum book series (REFF, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Beatrice K. Amugune, Lillian Otieno-Omutoko
    Pages 47-56
  3. Brenda M. Morrow, Eshetu Bekele Worku, Johanna M. Mathibe-Neke
    Pages 57-72
  4. J. S. Wessels, Retha Visagie
    Pages 73-87
  5. Tennyson Mgutshini, Genevieve James
    Pages 89-101
  6. Nico Nortjé, Willem A. Hoffmann
    Pages 117-123
  7. Christa Van Zyl, Francis Kombe, Patrick Okonta, Theresa Rossouw
    Pages 143-164
  8. Retha Visagie, Soné Beyers, J. S. Wessels
    Pages 165-179
  9. Melany L. Hendricks, Gordon M. Donnir
    Pages 181-196
  10. Janeen Prinsloo, Madaleen Claassens, Kalima Kalima, Mbongiseni Mdakane
    Pages 213-228
  11. Willem A. Hoffmann, Nico Nortjé
    Pages 229-248
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 249-253

About this book


This book gives a voice to debates surrounding social science research ethics in Africa and brings them together in a coherent form to assist readers in being at the forefront of the discussions. The book gives an overview of the importance of research ethics in social sciences, as well as articulating the African influence on the subject matter. Subsequently it looks into specific frameworks and tools that researchers can apply in the process of doing research. Last but not least it also takes an in-depth look at traditional ethical issues pertaining to research in social sciences, through the lens of the African continent. This is the first book on social science research ethics in an African context and an indispensable resource for researchers, students, policy makers and research institutions in or interested in African research ethics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nico Nortjé
    • 1
  • Retha Visagie
    • 2
  • J. S. Wessels
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.University of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa
  3. 3.University of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15401-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15402-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2212-9529
  • Series Online ISSN 2212-9537
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