Competing values: A respectful critique of narrative research

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Smythe and Murray (2000) presented the basic ethical issues in narrative research (NR) in a comprehensive, well-reasoned, and direct manner. In this critique, we highlight 3 issues. Two matters appear to challenge the internal inconsistency of the assumptions of NR: privileging some voices over others and a potential inherent conflict of interest for some researchers. We also examine some issues regarding the protection of research participants and conclude with modest recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-194
Number of pages4
JournalEthics and Behavior
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001


  • Ethics
  • Narrative research
  • Postmodern
  • Research ethics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology(all)


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