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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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Abstract

DINIZ, Debora. Research ethics in social sciences: new challenges. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.2, pp. 417-426. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232008000200017.

This paper aims to discuss how already established principles of research ethics can be incorporated to the ethical review of research projects in Social Sciences, particularly ethnographic studies or studies using the techniques of participant observation and open interviews. The discussion is guided by an analysis of the methodological and ethical procedures used in the production of the ethnographic documentary "Severina's Story". The analysis of the film shows the urgent need to expand the horizons of the debate around research ethics beyond the biomedical fundaments of this field.

Keywords : Research ethics; Social sciences; Ethics commission; Abortion.

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