Related resources

Research in economically developing countries

Please email if you have any suggested additions.  See also the University of Lancaster Social Science Research Ethics website.


Ansell, N. and L. Van Blerk (2005) ‘Joining the Conspiracy? Negotiating Ethics and Emotions in Researching (Around) AIDS in Southern Africa’, Ethics, Place and Environment 8.1: 61-82


Ennew, J. and D.P. Plateau (2004) How to Research the Physical and Emotional Punishment of Children, Bangkok, Thailand: International Save the Children Alliance. Available online.


Fairhead, J., M. Leach and M. Small (2005) ‘Public Engagement with Science? Local Understandings of a Vaccine Trial in the Gambia’, Journal of Biosocial Science 38: 103-16


Harper, I. (2007) ‘Translating Ethics: Researching Public Health and Medical Practices in Nepal’, Social Science and Medicine 65: 2235-47


Laws, S., and G. Mann (2004) So You Want to Involve Children in Research? A Toolkit Supporting Children’s Meaningful and Ethical Participation in Research Relating to Violence against Children, Stockholm, Sweden: Save the Children


McGregor, J. (2006) ‘Does the Use of Human Subjects in Research in Developing Nations Violate Their Human Rights? If So, are Reparations an Appropriate Response?’, Journal of Social Philosophy 37.3: 441-63


Matthews, H. (2001) ‘Power Games and Moral Territories: Ethical Dilemmas when Working with Children and Young People’, Ethics, Place and Environment 4.2: 117-18


Molyneux, C., N. Peshu and K. Marsh (2005) ‘Trust and Informed Consent: Insights from Community Members on the Kenyan Coast’, Social Science and Medicine 61: 1463-73


Parsons, R. (2005) ‘Grief Stricken: Zimbabwean Children in Everyday Extremity and the Ethics of Research’, Anthropology Southern Africa 28.3-4: 73-7


Robson, E. (2001) ‘Interviews Worth the Tears? Exploring Dilemmas of Research with Young Carers in Zimbabwe’, Ethics, Place and Environment 4.2: 135-42


Schenk, K. and J. Williamson (2005) Ethical Approaches to Gathering Information from Children and Adolescents in International Settings: Guidelines and Resources, Washington DC: Population Council. Available online.

van den Hoonard, W. (2002) Walking the Tightrope: Ethical Issues for Qualitative Researchers, Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press. 

Young, L. and H. Barrett (2001) ‘Ethics and Participation: Reflections on Research with Street Children’, Ethics, Place and Environment 4.2: 130-1