MIGNEX Handbook Chapter

4: Research ethics and research integrity

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Research ethics and research integrity are not only a matter of compliance. They are also ideals that inspire reflection on how we carry out research and communicate insights to audiences with diverging views on migration and its links with development.

By Jørgen Carling – Published on 31 March 2020
Key takeaways
It can be hard to tell which research participants are most vulnerable and which information is most sensitive. Sound general safeguards are therefore needed.
There is not always a ‘correct’ response to challenges related to ethics and integrity. It is nevertheless important to recognize them and be deliberate in our approach.
Tensions with implications for research ethics and research integrity emerge in the intersection of migration research, migration policy and migration politics.

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Carling, J. (2020) Research ethics and research integrity, MIGNEX Handbook Chapter 4 (v2). Oslo: Peace Research Institute Oslo. Available at www.mignex.org/d013.