Ethics and Fieldwork


  • George D. Chryssides University of Birmingham



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Author Biography

  • George D. Chryssides, University of Birmingham

    George D. Chryssides is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham and York St John University (UK), having been Head of Religious Studies at the University of Wolverhampton from 2001 until 2008. He has written extensively on new religious movements, and has a particular interest in Jehovah’s Witnesses. Recent publications include Historical Dictionary of Jehovah’s Witnesses (2008), The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements (co-edited with Benjamin E. Zeller, 2014), and Jehovah’s Witnesses: Continuity and Change (2016). He is Reviews Editor of Fieldwork in Religion.


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Association of University Departments of Theology and Religious Studies (AUDTRS) 2005 Framework of Professional Practice. Online: (accessed January 26, 2018).

British Psychological Society 2014 Code of Human Research Ethics. Leicester: British Psychological Society. Online: (accessed February 2,

British Sociological Association 2002 Statement of Ethical Practice for the British Sociological Association. Online: (accessed January 26, 2018).

van den Hoonaard, Will C. 2011 The Seduction of Ethics: Transforming the Social Sciences. Toronto: University of Toronto.




How to Cite

Chryssides, G. (2018). Ethics and Fieldwork. Fieldwork in Religion, 12(2), 143-147.