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Martin, B. (2014). Research the whistleblowers want - and what they need. In A. J. Brown, D. Lewis, R. Moberly and W. Vandekerckhove (Eds.), International Handbook on Whistleblowing Research (pp. 497-521). United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.

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Brian Martin


The topic of this chapter is research helpful to whistleblowers. I begin by outlining my experiences as a whistleblower adviser and describing some of the insights this role provides. Then I discuss what whistleblowers really need: practical skills and insights into the ways organizations and society operate. Next is an outline of the ways that research can help whistleblowers. Finally, I list a variety of research areas that I think are highly relevant to whistleblowers. These offer a research agenda oriented to those on the front line.