chapter  6
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Ethical Differences and Similarities as Sources of Reflection and Knowledge Construction

WithAdital Ben-Ari, Guy Enosh

In this chapter, we demonstrate how applying a “sense of differentness” to the identification of ethical differences and similarities between researchers and participants may serve as the starting point for the production of knowledge through exploration and reflection, conflict, negotiation, and argumentation. For heuristic purposes, we have organized the analysis around four conceptual alternatives regarding agreement or disagreement with respect to the moral stances of researchers and participants, and discuss them with regard to ontological, epistemological, and moral levels of analysis.