Non-Fiction Books:

Doing Research on Sensitive Topics


Paperback / softback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Doing Research on Sensitive Topics by Raymond Lee
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 2-3 weeks


Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 18-24 October using standard courier delivery


This book is a clear, comprehensive guide to the methodological, ethical and practical issues involved in undertaking research on sensitive topics. The author explores the reasons why social research may be politically and socially contentious: its relation to issues of social power, its capacity to encroach on people's lives, and its potentially problematic nature for the researcher. He assesses the key questions in how to undertake sensitive research: the choice of methodologies for sensitive research; problems of estimating the size of hidden populations; questions of sampling, surveying and interviewing; sensitivity in access and in the handling of data. The book also discusses the political and ethical issues implicit in the relations between the researcher and the researched and in the disclosure, dissemination and publication of research.

Author Biography

Raymond M Lee is Lecturer in Social Research Methods, Department of Social Policy and Social Science, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London. His own research interests encompass a number of 'sensitive' topics, including Catholic-Protestant intermarriage in Northern Ireland and the operation of the underground economy. He is the joint editor of Researching Sensitive Topics (Renzetti and Lee, eds, SAGE 1992) and Using Computers in Qualitative Research (Fielding and Lee, eds, SAGE 1991).
Release date NZ
March 16th, 1993
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
SAGE Publications Ltd
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 949 Banana Points