The ethics of data collection and analysis
Article first published online: 5 NOV 2004
Copyright © 1999 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
New Directions for Evaluation
Special Issue: Current and Emerging Ethical Challenges in Evaluation
Volume 1999, Issue 82, pages 47–56, Summer 1999
How to Cite
Mark, M. M., Eyssell, K. M. and Campbell, B. (1999), The ethics of data collection and analysis. New Directions for Evaluation, 1999: 47–56. doi: 10.1002/ev.1136
- Issue published online: 5 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 5 NOV 2004
This chapter focuses on ethical issues that can arise in the collection and analysis of data in evaluations. We move beyond common ethical issues in data collection and analysis, such as informed consent and coercion, to address four issues: the application of cost-benefit thinking to judgments about research ethics, the quality of research design as an ethical issue, the need to explore one's data, and the censoring of data.