Action research in management - ethical considerations

2017-06-08T01:13:21Z (GMT) by Walker, Beverly Haslett, Tim
This paper discusses the application of the guiding ethical principles for the conduct of research involving human subjects in an action research project in a membership based community psychiatric disability organisation. Action research is a collaborative process of critical inquiry between the researcher and the people in the situation, in this case the management executive. The ethical issues related to manager participants as participant-researchers, participant selection, consent, anonymity and confidentiality, and the process of conflict resolution in action research are identified and strategies implemented to address them are discussed.