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An Ethical Limitations Model

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However there are some ethical limitations to this model as the reseаrch carried out by Duck and later Rollie arose the issue of vulnerability. This has been argued to be a weakness because carrying out research in this sensitive area arouses particular issues of vulnerability as participants may experience distress when revising the issues that led to the breakdown. Moreover issues of privacy and confidentiality may arise because, for example, a woman in an abusive relationship may fear recrimination from her abuser should he discover her involvement in the research. This could cause problems because the researcher would face a choice of pursuing valuable information or terminating their participating to prevent any further harm befalling
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