Interviewing: the unspoken compact

Jean Rafferty

in Researchers and their 'subjects'

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9781861345141
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303220 | DOI:
Interviewing: the unspoken compact

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This chapter discusses the ethics and the type of research conducted by an investigative journalist. It discusses the convergence and divergence of academics research and investigative journalism from the context of ethics and ethical research. Discussions in this chapter include: interviewing participants; people and stories; the politics of journalism; power and the editor; copy approval; moral responsibility and sensitivity; payment; and aftercare and professional boundaries.

Keywords: ethics; type of research; investigative journalist; academics research; investigative journalism; ethical research; interviewing; politics of journalism; copy approval

Chapter.  8069 words. 

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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