The Ethical Issues in Ethnographic Research


The Ethical Issues in Ethnographic Research


Pinaki Dey Mullick1 and Paramita Sen2

1Department of Anthropology, Haldia Government College, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, India
2Department of Anthropology, Government General Degree College of Singur, Singur, Hooghly, West Bengal, India


International Journal of social research

Doing and conducting ethnographic research, the role of the researcher’s motivations, design of the research, reflexive nature of the researcher’s self, the nature of interpretation of the findings, and above all the moral and ethical stands of the researcher is been scrutinized per se as it deals with human agencies. The moral and ethical issues with its politicization and objectified imposition on the ethnographer are key concern of the present article. The authors are inclined to reflect the major and significant dimensions of ethical issues in ethnographic and/or social research along with its limitations, prejudices, contradictions and complexities in contemporary ethnographic practices in different academic discourses.


Keywords: ethnography, ethics, politics, embodiment, rights

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Pinaki Dey Mullick and Paramita Sen.The Ethical Issues in Ethnographic Research. International Journal of Social Research, 2019; 3:30.


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