Other Relevant Publications

In addition to the guidance published by the UK Research Councils and related bodies and other independent and professional organisations, further guidance is available online or through a number of books that have been published in recent years on research ethics.

Web Resources


Many books are now available on research ethics; the following is a selection of some recent titles:

The Student's Guide to Research Ethics

  • Paul Oliver
  • Open University Press 2010 (Second Edition)

Research for Social Scientists

  • Mark Israel and Iain Hay
  • Sage Publications Ltd. 2006

Ethics in Qualitative Research

  • Melanie Mauthner, et al
  • Sage Publications Ltd. 2002

Principles of Biomedical Ethics

  • Tom Beauchamp and James Childress
  • Oxford University Press 2008 (Sixth Edition)

The Ethics of Educational Research

  • Mike McNamee and David Bridges (eds.)
  • Wiley-Blackwell 2002

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