Ethical Challenges in Refugee Research: Troublesome Questions, Difficult Answers

Authors

  • Claudia María Vargas University of Vermont

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.21973

Keywords:

forced migration studies, refugee studies, research, ethics, refugees, refugee service providers

Abstract

This paper articulates some of the more troublesome questions and ethical challenges that researchers conducting interviews with refugees and refugee service-providers face. The author suggests three ethical principles that must be considered when doing qualitative research: a) trust, confidentiality, honesty, responsibility, b) an active and positive approach to cultural differences, including gender issues, and c) respect for the emotional experiences of victims. By grounding the research process within this ethical practice a delicate balance between the goals of research and the interests of the respondent can be maintained.

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Published

1998-08-01

How to Cite

Vargas, C. M. (1998). Ethical Challenges in Refugee Research: Troublesome Questions, Difficult Answers. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 17(3), 35–48. https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.21973

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