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Debating diversity: a commentary on Standards of practice in empirical bioethics research

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This article provides a commentary on Standards of practice in empirical bioethics research by Ives and colleagues (in this Issue). There is much to admire in the paper, and in the demanding consensus-building process on which it reports. I discuss the problems and limits of methodological standardisation, and a central conceptual tension that appears to have divided participants. I suggest that the finished product should be understood as a record of a methodological conversation, rather than being used as a disciplinary tool to limit the evolution of empirical bioethics.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Carter, S. M. (2018). Debating diversity: a commentary on Standards of practice in empirical bioethics research. BMC Medical Ethics, 19 (67), 1-3.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85049781996

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 67

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This article provides a commentary on Standards of practice in empirical bioethics research by Ives and colleagues (in this Issue). There is much to admire in the paper, and in the demanding consensus-building process on which it reports. I discuss the problems and limits of methodological standardisation, and a central conceptual tension that appears to have divided participants. I suggest that the finished product should be understood as a record of a methodological conversation, rather than being used as a disciplinary tool to limit the evolution of empirical bioethics.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Carter, S. M. (2018). Debating diversity: a commentary on Standards of practice in empirical bioethics research. BMC Medical Ethics, 19 (67), 1-3.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85049781996

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 67

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom