[Air-L] research ethics world wide? (was Re: NYT story on academic facebook research)

Peter Timusk ptimusk at sympatico.ca
Sun Dec 16 22:32:18 PST 2007


thats interesting I also note snide wit in that article but much less.

I also see that article covers the topic of research ethics really.

Speaking of which in my legal studies I was allowed access to a US  
legal database that can snoop on Americans, a similar service for  
legal research by the same company but for Canadian law can not  
search out Canadians by sin number or driver's license. Now we were  
told there were rules as to what we could access but that if we had a  
reason we could snoop.

Now my question for cross border scholars are the research ethics  
much different based on the privacy laws in Canada, the USA, Europe  
or Asia?

Of course I am more interested in privacy law differences than the  
actual ethics. But I am curious if there is an effect from the laws  
on the ethics?



On 17-Dec-07, at 1:16 AM, Nicole B Ellison wrote:

> Hi,
>
> The New York Times has a nice write-up of academic research being  
> done on
> Facebook:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/17/style/17facebook.html? 
> _r=1&oref=slogin
>
> It takes a different approach than the WP one.
>
> Nicole
>
>
>
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