[Air-l] Science News Online: The Social Net

Jenny Stromer-Galley jstromer at asc.upenn.edu
Wed Jun 5 13:19:05 PDT 2002


RE: [Air-l] Science News Online: The Social NetInteresting question. My sense is that if a researcher is looking at an archive of discussion, as long as the participants remain anonymous in the research findings write-up, such analysis is fine and ethical. My human subjects board would require me to file with them to notify them that I was doing such archival work, but such research would be exempt from any formal oversight by the human subjects board. 

~Jenny
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kris Gowen 
  To: air-l at aoir.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 1:14 PM
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  Would it be different, ethically, for a researcher to analyze archives on a message board discussing the same topic?

  L. Kris Gowen, PhD

  Senior Research Associate

  Foundation for Accountability

  kgowen at facct.org

  www.facct.org

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