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dc.contributor.authorMsoroka, Mohamed Salumen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAmundsen, Diana Leighen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-29T03:22:33Z
dc.date.available2018en_NZ
dc.date.available2020-01-29T03:22:33Z
dc.date.issued2018en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationMsoroka, M. S., & Amundsen, D. L. (2018). One size fits not quite all: Universal research ethics with diversity. Research Ethics, 14(3), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747016117739939en
dc.identifier.issn1747-0161en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13405
dc.description.abstractFor researchers in Aotearoa New Zealand who intend to conduct research with people, it is common practice to first ensure that their proposals are approved by a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). HRECs take the role of reviewing, approving or rejecting research proposals and deciding on whether the intended research will be completed in the ‘right’, rather than the ‘wrong’ way. Such decisions are based upon a system which is guided by universal ethical principles – principles that assume there is universal agreement about the ethically right way to conduct research. Increasingly, Aotearoa New Zealand is becoming more culturally diverse. Actions that are assumed as ‘right’ in reference to ethical norms endorsed in one culture or society may not always be considered ‘right’ in reference to ethical norms in another culture or society. In this article we first set out what is already known in the literature about the origins and applications of universal ethics in a research context. Next, we analyse how cultural values and beliefs bear influence on the process of ethical deliberation. Two case studies illustrate our own examples of how conducting ethical research projects following universal principles with cultural diversity operated in practice. We conclude that one size fits not quite all. Lastly, we propose that Aotearoa New Zealand HRECs may need to consider expanding their approach from universal ethical principles to include a more diverse interpretation of what is ‘ethical research conduct’. Rather than advocating a radical approach, i.e. either universality or diversity, it is time for HRECs to consider a hybrid approach of universality with diversity that permits partial detour from universal principles when considering ethics application proposals.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSage
dc.rightsThis article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
dc.subjectEthics
dc.subjectHuman research ethics committees
dc.subjectUniversalism
dc.subjectCultural diversity
dc.subjectUniversal research ethics
dc.titleOne size fits not quite all: Universal research ethics with diversityen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1747016117739939en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfResearch Ethicsen_NZ
pubs.begin-page1
pubs.elements-id225898
pubs.end-page17
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume14en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn2047-6094en_NZ


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