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The choice of methods for data collection has ethical as well as methodological implications. For an illuminating discussion of how the ethical issues of using couple interviews (see Chapter 6) were considered in a project, see this case study by Joanna Smith, on her PhD research with parents of children with autism:

Smith used a framework approach to her data analysis (see Chapter 10). Note in this account the issues she raises about how she managed the interviews themselves, and her multiple potential roles – as nurse, and as a researcher.