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An Unusual Research Opportunity

From: Protecting Research Confidentiality

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Looks at a proposal regarding ethnographic research on prostitution and the ethics committee’s response to it at SFU, analyzes the question does all research matter, and looks at addressing the ethics committee’s concerns

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Ted Palys

Ted Palys is a professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. His areas of research and teaching include research methods and the sociology of knowledge; relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada and internationally; and the ethics and law of research confidentiality. He lives in Vancouver.

John Lowman

John Lowman is a professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. He studies prostitution, prostitution law, and prostitution law enforcement in Canada. Since 1997 he has written with Ted Palys extensively about the ethics and law of research confidentiality. He lives in Vancouver.