Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 656.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 06:49:13 +0000
Subject: Re: 14.0651 ethical research procedures
What I see happening is the tendency of the bureaucratic mind to start
from an obvious case of physical abuse that demands a remedy and then
extend that remedy as far as possible without trying to find out whether
any such abuse exists.
This originally started, I gather, because of federal regulations which
originated with NIH for recipients of NIH grants.
I should be very interested to learn of cases in which folklore informants
have been abused by folklorists. Maybe there is a dark underside to
folklore research of which I have been happily unaware until now.
Charles Faulhaber The Bancroft Library UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
(510) 642-3782 FAX (510) 642-7589 firstname.lastname@example.org
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