Photovoice and refugee research: The case for a ‘layers’ versus ‘labels’ approach to vulnerability

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dc.contributor.author Humpage, Louise en
dc.contributor.author Fozdar, F en
dc.contributor.author Marlowe, Jay en
dc.contributor.author Hartley, L en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-12T22:27:42Z en
dc.date.issued 2019-10-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Research Ethics 15(3-4):1-16 01 Oct 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 1747-0161 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49534 en
dc.description.abstract © The Author(s) 2019. ‘Vulnerability’ is a key concept used to understand the ethical implications of conducting refugee-focused research. This case study illustrates the need to follow Luna’s (2009) call for a shift from a ‘labels’ to a ‘layers’ approach to vulnerability by analysing how two university ethics committees responded to issues of informed consent in two similar refugee research projects using the PhotoVoice method. The following commentary argues that, when driven by a research governance regime, ethics review risks viewing refugees through a static label of vulnerability, negatively affecting research viability and data quality. In contrast, a layers approach opens space for understanding the potential for vulnerability amongst refugee research participants while supporting PhotoVoice’s goals of empowerment and facilitating agency. The case study highlights the need for national-level ethics statements that encourage a more flexible approach within research institutions. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Research Ethics en
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dc.rights.uri https://au.sagepub.com/en-gb/oce/open-access-at-sage en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ en
dc.title Photovoice and refugee research: The case for a ‘layers’ versus ‘labels’ approach to vulnerability en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1747016119864353 en
pubs.issue 3-4 en
pubs.begin-page 1 en
pubs.volume 15 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.end-page 16 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 786365 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Social Sciences en
pubs.org-id Sociology en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk en
dc.identifier.eissn 2047-6094 en


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