Trust me! A personal account of confidentiality issues in an organisational research project
Irvine, Helen J. (2003) Trust me! A personal account of confidentiality issues in an organisational research project. Accounting Forum, 27(2), pp. 111-131.
Organisations, particularly those that depend on donations from the public, care a great deal about the image they present to society. This makes them especially sensitive about confidentiality when it comes to details of their accounting systems and financial affairs. Organisational, technical and personal factors determine the strategies adopted for encouraging trust and respecting confidentiality while undertaking research in such organisations. This is a personal account of some of the confidentiality issues that arose during a qualitative research project within a large religious/charitable organisation. It illustrates the importance and challenges of maintaining confidentiality in that and other contexts.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||confidentiality, qualitative research|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100) > Accounting Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified (150199)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2003 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||19 Mar 2008|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:42|
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