The Ethics of Teaching in Qualitative Research Academic Article uri icon


  • Although new-paradigm researchers often teach enlarged versions of ethics, they rarely, if ever, write about the ethics of teaching interpretivist inquiry. Five problems associated uniquely with the teaching of such inquiry are identified: (a) teacher modeling of a safe psychological classroom environment for students; (b) teaching students authentic collaboration; (c) fostering dialogues in racism, sexism, and classism; (d) high tolerance for "taboo" topics such as sex in the field; and (e) willingness to make judgments regarding the maturity of students to undertake field work, especially in sensitive sites.

published proceedings

  • Qualitative Inquiry

author list (cited authors)

  • Lincoln, Y. S.

citation count

  • 26

complete list of authors

  • Lincoln, Yvonna S

publication date

  • September 1998