[Air-L] informed consent

Helianth helianth at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 08:35:21 PST 2007


I did a research project about an island in Scotland 4 years ago, as
emerging virtual 'place' due to nascent, multimedia technologies. For
this, I asked informants to read an e-mail consent form and reply with
their consent.

What are your academic discipline's guidelines? And Internet Studies'
guidelines? Terranova blog's guidelines?

Can anyone point to relevant guidelines on the web?


Scott MacLeod

http://scottmacleod.com






On Dec 18, 2007 10:37 AM, Pam Brewer <brewerpe at appstate.edu> wrote:
> I am doing my research online and collecting data using Skype, IM, and
> phone for interviewing.  I emailed the consent form to participants
> before beginning to collect the data.  They either faxed back the signed
> form or scanned and emailed it.  I also read a short statement at the
> beginning of the first interview--not a complete reading of the
> consent.  I have had no problems with this method other than the quirks
> of faxes.
>
> Best,
> Pam
>
> Pamela Estes Brewer
> Lecturer
> Department of English
> Appalachian State University
> PhD Candidate, Texas Tech University
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> email  brewerpe at appstate.edu
>
>
>
>
> Sara J. Bocciardi Bassett wrote:
> > I did my research using a VOIP program.  To obtain consent, I sent an email
> > to my respondents before our scheduled interview time, and then I had them
> > agree to the contents verbally (and recorded the statement of consent, along
> > with the rest of the interview).
> >
> > The first one or two times I did the interviews I read the consent form and
> > then sent a copy after the interview.  I found this too time consuming, and
> > it was probably more difficult for the interviewee to follow along.
> > Definitely not a good note to start an interview on.
> >
> > -Sara
> >
> > On Dec 17, 2007 3:59 PM, Burcu Bakioglu <bbakiogl at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Erika,
> >> i did my research in Second Life and I gathered informed consent with
> >> online
> >> digital notecards that you can create in SL, I also gathered some by
> >> sending
> >> my document via e-mail, AIM and such. Never used Skype because I never
> >> conducted interviews with it. I have encountered no problems what so ever.
> >>
> >> On Dec 17, 2007 6:31 PM, Erika Pearson <erika.pearson at stonebow.otago.ac.nz
> >>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> I am curious as to people's experiences in gathering informed
> >>> consent?  Our university has a paper document that it requires
> >>> participants to sign -- but I was wondering if any of you have any
> >>> experience in alternate ways of gathering this consent (i.e.: email
> >>> or electronic document, printing out and mailing back or even
> >>> scanning in a signed copy of the document) and any problems you
> >>> encountered.
> >>>
> >>> any help would be much appreciated.
> >>> cheers
> >>> erika
> >>>  ~~
> >>> Erika Pearson
> >>> Dept. of Media, Film and Communication.
> >>> University of Otago
> >>> P.O. Box 56
> >>> Dunedin 9054
> >>> Aotearoa/New Zealand
> >>> Ph: (+0064 3) 479-8680
> >>> E-mail:
> >>> erika.pearson at otago.ac.nz
> >>>
> >>>
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