[Air-L] CSCW 2010 workshop: Revisiting Research Ethics in the Facebook Era

Sarita Yardi sarita.yardi at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 06:07:40 PDT 2009

CSCW 2010 workshop CfP

Revisiting Research Ethics in the Facebook Era: Challenges in Emerging CSCW

Amy Bruckman, Georgia Institute of Technology
Karrie Karahalios, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Robert E. Kraut, Carnegie Mellon University
Erika Shehan Poole, Georgia Institute of Technology
John C. Thomas, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Sarita Yardi, Georgia Institute of Technology

New research paradigms in CSCW come with unforeseen ethical challenges. This
workshop will focus on methodological challenges in doing Internet research,
with a focus on:
•    data collection and analysis
•    differing ethical norms in various research communities studying the
•    unanticipated consequences of new kinds of online research
•    pedagogical approaches and issues in teaching online research ethics

The morning session will consist of case study presentations and discussion.
The afternoon session will be a mock debate format, where participants
separate into teams and argue whether or not they think the research can be
conducted ethically and workshop organizers act as an ethics review board.
In constructing their arguments, participants will be encouraged to
brainstorm topics like possible unanticipated effects of the research,
handling real outcomes (e.g. if something goes wrong), alternative methods
and approaches for carrying out the research ethically, and policy and best
practice implications. The afternoon debates should be challenging but fun.

Instead of traditional position papers, participants should submit a case
study (can be more than one) of up to four pages describing an ethical issue
that they find particularly tricky or controversial with pro and con
arguments for both sides, as well as a brief cover letter describing their
research interests and background in this topic. Submissions should be
formatted in standard ACM SIGHI format and submitted in either Adobe PDF
(.pdf) or Microsoft Word document format (.doc or .docx) to
cscwethics at gmail.com by November 20, 2009.

Submission deadline Nov 20, 2009
Notification Dec 16, 2009
CSCW 2010 Feb 6-10, 2010


School of Interactive Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

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