from the foreword by Gary Ansdell, Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, London
The unique volume…comes from the workshop of my music therapy/researcher colleagues...They've formulated for you sound and systematic advice for the real-world practice of research ethics in the areas of arts therapies and community arts. Their Guide is down-to-earth, practical, no-nonsense, and it will probably save you buckets of tears before bedtime.
Dr. Cheryl Dileo, the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Music Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
Authors Farrant, Pavlicevic and Tsiris have provided a hands-on, practical and useful guide for arts-based practitioners who are navigating the complex terrain of research ethics. With helpful strategies for all phases of the process from ethical research design through ethics approval to research implementation, the authors strongly emphasize what should be the utmost concern for researchers, that is, the well-being of the clients served.
Professor Stephen Clift, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University
Both novice and seasoned investigators will find much to learn from this humane, informative and critical text so clearly grounded in the experience of the authors as practitioners and researchers. Negotiating the formal research ethics process can be daunting, but this volume offers clear guidance and helpful practical advice for clearing the hurdles and appreciating the unforeseen ethical challenges of research.
Catherine Carr, MT and researcherBritish Journal of Music Therapy
A Guide to Research Ethics provides practitioners with a solid, engaging and easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamental principles and practices involved in ethical evaluation... The authors have succeeded in articulating the principles of research ethics which underpin any research or evaluation framework... provides very clear of information sheets and consent forms that might be adapted for evaluative and research work.