Opportunity to contribute a Book Chapter - Short term notice

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Type: 
Call for Publications
Date: 
October 31, 2019
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Contemporary History, Public Policy, Race Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

This solicitation is for a chapter in an edited volume (Routledge) on the topic of Ethics, Errors, & Ethnocentrism in Social Science Research. Broadly, the book focuses on the ethical and methodological issues that researchers face while conducting social research especially on the topics of crime and victimization. The book also focuses on how media portrays certain narratives of violence, crime and victimization through stereotypes and biases. Racialized reporting is especially common while covering topics of mass shootings and police shootings in the United States.

The theme of the book also includes discussions on cultural, religious and racial stereotypes and Eurocentric view of reporting crime, justice, victimization, and general narrative on public institutions in developing countries. The audience in the West accepts the Western view in rather uncritical manner and depends on the ethics and judgment of the researchers reporting and presenting their findings.

The authors are also encouraged to submit proposed outline with reference to the methodological challenges, including abiding by ethical guidelines, while using qualitative research and non-probability sampling methods due to lack of anticipation of all scenarios.

We have secured contract with Routledge and at this point only accept near-completion proposals. If you are interested, contact Dr. Divya Sharma at sharmad@wcsu.edu

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This solicitation is for a chapter in an edited volume (Routledge) on the topic of Ethics, Errors, & Ethnocentrism in Social Science Research. Broadly, the book focuses on the ethical and methodological issues that researchers face while conducting social research especially on the topics of crime and victimization. The book also focuses on how media portrays certain narratives of violence, crime and victimization through stereotypes and biases. Racialized reporting is especially common while covering topics of mass shootings and police shootings in the United States.

The theme of the book also includes discussions on cultural, religious and racial stereotypes and Eurocentric view of reporting crime, justice, victimization, and general narrative on public institutions in developing countries. The audience in the West accepts the Western view in rather uncritical manner and depends on the ethics and judgment of the researchers reporting and presenting their findings.

The authors are also encouraged to submit proposed outline with reference to the methodological challenges, including abiding by ethical guidelines, while using qualitative research and non-probability sampling methods due to lack of anticipation of all scenarios.

We have secured contract with Routledge and at this point only accept near-completion proposals. If you are interested, contact Dr. Divya Sharma at sharmad@wcsu.edu

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