[Air-L] Ethics and Facebook Research?
charles.ess at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 00:18:14 PST 2009
Hi Jessica, all,
FWIW, here's my reply to Angela, with a copy to Elizabeth Buchanan and Heidi
the AoIR ethics statement is currently under revision - in part, precisely
so as to focus on the ethical issues that emerge with SNSs, games, blogging,
etc. Elizabeth Buchanan is chair of that committee and may be able to
report on recent progress - she'll know if anyone does.
In the meantime, Heidi McKee and James Porter have a _terrific_ book with
Peter Lang coming out soon, _ The Ethics of Internet Research: A Rhetorical,
Case-based Process_, that includes a chapter on "Researching Blogs, Chats,
Discussion Forums, and Social Networking Sites." I don't know how much of
that Heidi and Jim can share with you at this stage, but I recommend you get
in touch with them to ask.
For my part, I'm working up a presentation on "Facebook and Ethics:
Preliminary Issues, Possible Frameworks and Resolutions" as part of a
workshop on "Cultures of Facebook," a seminar organized by Anja Bechmann and
the Centre for Internet Research, Department of Information and Media
Studies, Aarhus University - see:
As usual, I'll be happy to share slides and notes - a good portion of which
will draw from the McKee & Porter text, as well as from recent work by
Michael Zimmer and other contributors and participants at this year's
preconference workshop on Internet research ethics.
Hope this helps!
- charles ess
Institut for Informations- og Medievidenskab
8200 Århus N.
mail: <imvce at hum.au.dk>
tel: (+45) 8942 9250
Distinguished Research Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies
Drury University, Springfield, Missouri 65802 USA
Exemplary persons seek harmony, not sameness. -- Analects 13.23
On 11/12/09 8:26 AM, "Jessica Richman" <jessica.richman at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd like to see them too; can you post to the group?
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 6:56 AM, Angela Thomas <angelaathomas at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I wonder whether anybody might be able to point me to any papers or updated
>> ethics statements from AoIR / the AoIR membership about the ethics of
>> conducting research on facebook please.
>> Many thanks in advance,
>> Angela Thomas, PhD
>> English, Arts and New Media Literacies
>> University of Sydney
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