Martin Tolich

Martin Tolich

Otago University (NZ)

Martin Tolich’s first degrees were from Auckland University and his Ph.D. in Sociology was from University of California, Davis. He is currently Associate Professor in Sociology at Otago University, New Zealand. Martin has authored and co-authored numerous books on Research Methods and Research Ethics for Pearson, Oxford University Press, Routledge and Sage. His latest books were Planning Ethically Responsible Research (with Sieber), the Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics (with Ron Iphofen), Public Sociology Capstone: Non-neoliberal Alternatives to Internships, Social Science Research in New Zealand (with Davidson). His forthcoming book with Routledge is Finding Your Ethical Self: a guidebook for novice qualitative researchers. Tolich’s 2019 sabbatical leave is in Spain and Portugal. During that time he will walk Camino Del Norte analysing the authentic pilgrim from Erving Goffman, Michel Foucault and Max Weber perspectives. He has served on ethics committees for over twenty years and in 2008 founded a not-for-profit independent New Zealand Ethics Committee. In 2012, he gained a blue-sky three year Marsden Grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand to study tensions around ethics review.