Research Ethics
  • The sources listed below contain codes of ethics developed by academic associations for their members in Canada and the United States. While the Canadian Political Science Association has not drafted a shared standard ethical code, its members’ activities are regulated by provincial human rights codes and/or by university-level guidelines.
  • franzke, aline shakti, Bechmann, Anja, Zimmer, Michael, Ess, Charles and the Association of Internet Researchers (2020). Internet Research: Ethical Guidelines 3.0.
  • Canada. Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics. “Panel on Research Ethics: Navigating the Ethics of Human Research.”

    Official website of the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics. The Panel promotes the ethical conduct of human subject research in Canada while advancing, interpreting, and upholding the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2). The text of the TCPS 2 is also available on this website.
  • Some researchers in political science have developed critiques of the mainstream functioning of ethics review in the social sciences and call for deeper commitments to ethical research practices. These articles are a good starting point for thinking about these issues.
  • Yanow, Dvora, and Peregrgine Schwartz-Shea. “Encountering Your IRB 2.0: What Political Scientists Need to Know.” PS, political science & politics 49, no. 2 (2016): 277-286.

    Carpenter, Charli. “’You Talk Of Terrible Things So Matter-of-Factly in This Language of Science’: Constructing Human Rights in the Academy.” Perspectives on politics 10, no. 2 (May 25, 2012): 363-383.
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