4th Article | Volume 02 | Issue 02

Ethical Protocols in Non-Positivist Research Traditions  

Rajesh P. Shrestha 

Campus Chief, Academia International College

Gwarko, Lalitpur-07, Nepal

Published: May 2024

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17613/d4j2-h672


The study aims to uncover the most efficient methods and challenges in maintaining ethical conduct and integrity in non-positivist research initiatives. The study utilized a qualitative research design to evaluate and analyze ethical protocols in the non-positivist research tradition. A content analysis was performed on articles, books, and relevant publications, using thematic coding to identify significant themes, trends, and challenges in ethical procedures. The findings reveal that researchers and participants must balance respect for subjectivity, reciprocity, collaboration, and fierce protection of vulnerable populations. The need for ongoing critical ethical inquiry to ensure informed consent through dialogue, navigate culturally sensitive power dynamics, and maintain privacy and confidentiality is clear. As studies progress, it is crucial to prioritize ethical considerations. The study has numerous implications, prompting researchers to prioritize the well-being of participants to enhance the credibility of research endeavors. Researchers in non-positivist traditions can conduct meaningful and respectful investigations that strengthen our comprehension of social phenomena by adhering to strong ethical guidelines. The ethical concerns within these research traditions are dynamic and require ongoing self-reflection and adaptation to protect the well-being and rights of participants

Keywords: non-positivist tradition, ethical protocols, subjectivity, informed consent

How to cite:

Shrestha, R. (2024). Ethical Protocols in Non-Positivist Research Traditions. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research and Innovation. 2(2), 59-76. https://doi.org/10.17613/d4j2-h672.