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date: 15 October 2019

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The literature on ethics in social science research and evaluation practice indicates how mixed and multimethods increase complexity for ethical and moral decision-making. Paradoxically, mixed methods research (MMR) also offers a larger set of more flexible tools for tackling ethical quandaries in complex, real-world contexts than single-method approaches. This chapter draws both on the literature and on evaluation research in two public health projects to examine ethical challenges across the phases of MMR, from designing a study to reporting findings. Among the various ethical approaches advocated are reflexivity and transparency. Research ethics involves both compliance and integrity but is broader than either of these common standards, and it requires ongoing thought and judgment specific to each research project.

Keywords: ethics, mixed methods research, MMR, integrity, compliance, reflexivity, transparency

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