Ethical and deontological think tank EDTT

Issue 23

Searching for ethics

Legal requirements and empirical issues for anthropology

Page 138
EDTT: Julie Perrin, Nolwenn Bühler, Marc-Antoine Berthod, Jérémie Forney, Sabine Kradolfer, Laurence Ossipow

This paper analyses the new legal provisions impacting qualitative research practices and contributing to the institutionalization of research ethics in Switzerland. After contextualizing the emergence of new forms of research regulation, it shows how their epistemological assumptions challenge anthropology. It then explores the issues related to the articulation between procedural ethics and processual ethics. Finally, it discusses the different postures which might possibly be adopted by scholars in anthropology and other qualitative social sciences.

Members of the EDTT: Julie Perrin (Institut d’ethnologie, UniNE), Nolwenn Bühler (Interface Sciences-Société, UniL; MAPS, UniNE), Marc-Antoine Berthod (HES-SO, HETS&Sa-EESP, Lausanne), Jérémie Forney (Institut d’ethnologie, UniNE), Sabine Kradolfer (PRN LIVES, UniL), Laurence Ossipow (HES-SO, HETS, Genève).
julie.perrin@unine.ch