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Ethics and Truth in Archival Research

Title

Ethics and Truth in Archival Research

Subject

Collective Memory

Description

The complexities of the ethics and truth in archival research are often unrecognized or invisible in educational research. The archival research for this paper took place in the former Czechoslovakia and its turbulent political history influenced the way data were accessed and collected. The article analyzes the productive power of archival institutions and their guardians, and examines the ethical dilemma of discovering sensitive information. Archival institutions hold the secrets that, once uncovered, can have powerful ramifications. It will be argued that the nature of truth in the archives is complex, and the author complicates and challenges the perception that archives are ethically neutral research spaces that do not need to consider approval from research ethics committees.

Creator

Tesar, Marek

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Group

Date

2015-01

Contributor

Vieira, Lisa

Type

Journal Article

Bibliographic Citation

Tesar, Marek. "Ethics and Truth in Archival Research." History of Education 44, no. 1 (January 2015): 101-114. Education Source, EBSCO host.

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Citation

Tesar, Marek, “Ethics and Truth in Archival Research,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 18, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/300.