Training and Events
Online Research Ethics: Challenges and Opportunities
|NCRM, University of Southampton|
Dr Huw Davies, Oxford Internet Institute and Dr Lisa Sugiura, University of Portsmouth
09/06/2016 - 10/06/2016
Building 39, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hants
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Are you thinking about researching social media or using digital data but you’re concerned about the ethical implications?
Do you need informed consent to quote someone’s Tweet?
Should you anonymise Twitter handles in publications?
If journalists and bloggers can quote Tweets why can’t journal articles?
Can you talk to people on public forums without every time declaring your agenda?
Can you assume people have read the platform’s terms and conditions?
Why can’t you use publically available data that people have willingly shared?
Can you use hacked data?
Should we worry data can be de-anonymised using other data sources?
Are you worried your ethics committee doesn’t ‘get’ new technology?
Do you feel unsupported?
If any such questions are relevant to you, then this is your course.
This course will address the ethical implications of using digital methods in research. It will help participants to design and implement ethical online research projects. The course will include theoretical and practical workshops that will apply ethical and legal standards to different digital research scenarios.
The course covers:
By the end of the course participants will:
This course would be useful to anyone undertaking online research; however, it will be tailored to meet the standards of research governance offices and institutional ethics committees, and beyond. It would most likely benefit postgraduate and early career researchers, government researchers and researchers new to online research and digital methods, primarily from the disciplines from social sciences and humanities.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
The fee per teaching day is:
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