Digital Research Ethics (online)



Organised by:

The University of Edinburgh


Dr Kate Orton-Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Sociology at the University of Edinburgh


Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)


Laura Marshall
Working week: Monday - Thursday

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Venue: Online


While ethical issues are faced by all social researchers the ethical issues posed by some digital platforms, digital spaces and mediated interactions can raise distinct ethical challenges (and opportunities).


This one-day course will consider what it means to ethically collect data and to work with potentially sensitive data when using digital research tools and when researching digital spaces and objects.  It will introduce researchers to principles underpinning ethical practice in digital contexts and will explore the complexities of managing issues of informed consent, anonymity and confidentiality in and through digitally mediated environments.

Course Timings: 11:00 - 16:00


Short case study material will be provided in advance of the course and students are asked to read the case studies prior to attendance.


The fee per teaching day is: • £30 per day for students registered at UK/EU University. • £60 per day for staff at UK/EU academic institutions, UK/EU Research Councils researchers, UK/EU public sector staff and staff at UK/EU registered charity organisations and recognised UK/EU research institutions. • £100 per day for all other participants In the event of cancellation by the delegate a full refund of the course fee is available up to two weeks prior to the course. NO refunds are available after this date. If it is no longer possible to run a course due to circumstances beyond its control, NCRM reserves the right to cancel the course at its sole discretion at any time prior to the event. In this event every effort will be made to reschedule the course. If this is not possible or the new date is inconvenient a full refund of the course fee will be given. NCRM shall not be liable for any costs, losses or expenses that may be incurred as a result of its cancellation of a course, including but not limited to any travel or accommodation costs. The University of Southampton’s Online Store T&Cs also continue to apply.

Website and registration:




Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Research Ethics

Related publications and presentations:

Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis
Research Ethics

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