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2023, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A

A critical appraisal of ethical issues in legal research


Author(s): Osas George Izevbuwa, Rita Abhavan Ngwoke and Donald Ailen Atogbo

Abstract: Legal research poses a slew of ethical concerns that must be properly handled in order to preserve researchers and participants' rights and well-being while still maintaining research quality. Every profession has ethics imbued in its practice. It is what espouses integrity and credibility in the legal research process including the issue of legal research methodology, which is a tool employed in law research. This branch of legal research involving ethical considerations is frequently overlooked and consequently resulting in duplication of research work. One key challenge that researchers encounter in the course of their research is ethical issues, which occur when previous work and efforts of other researchers are not credibly used. Ethics protects the use of legal research methodology from being misused by writers who may wish to take credit for other peoples’ work. This is because a critical evaluation of ethical issues in legal research technique is imperative to assure the research process's integrity, credibility, and impartiality including ensuring that due acknowledgment to given to scholars for their industry. The importance of ethics cannot be overlooked in the legal research process. This paper looks at the role ethics play in legal research and will make recommendations on various approaches that could be adopted by writers in a bid to properly carry out researches without having to infract or violate the ethics of legal research.

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International Journal of Civil Law and Legal Research
How to cite this article:
Osas George Izevbuwa, Rita Abhavan Ngwoke, Donald Ailen Atogbo. A critical appraisal of ethical issues in legal research. Int J Civ Law Legal Res 2023;3(2):28-39.
International Journal of Civil Law and Legal Research

International Journal of Civil Law and Legal Research

International Journal of Civil Law and Legal Research
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