[Air-L] blogs and confidentiality
bbakiogl at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 10:25:01 PST 2011
"their identities and anything they say there will be protected" So you
won't be quoting from your interviews/discussions??? Blogs would be fair
game, but should you decide later on that you want to quote from the
interviews even with pseudonyms but you didn't get permission before doing
these interviews beforehand, you will be banging your head on the wall
regretting your decision. This happened to a several friends of mine. Trust
me, you don't want to be in that situation.
Think ahead would be my suggestion...
On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 12:19 PM, C Sosnowy <c_sosnowy at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I should clarify. The closed discussion will be with 10-12 bloggers and
> their identities and anything they say there will be protected. But I would
> like to be able to discuss their blogs (and the blogs in the larger sample)
> which are publicly-available, and be able to use the blog's real URL/name.
> Is it customary to use a blog's real name and URL in an article and treat
> any content as public? If so but there might be a privacy concern, I could
> not explicitly link the participant's username with their individual blog.
> From: jeremy hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu>
> To: C Sosnowy <c_sosnowy at yahoo.com>
> Cc: "air-l at listserv.aoir.org" <air-l at listserv.aoir.org>
> Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2011 12:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [Air-L] blogs and confidentiality
> I am confused, you said they weren't public when they were on a closed
> site. then you said they were publicly available. if it is closed, it
> isn't publicly available without permission.
> On Nov 26, 2011, at 12:19 PM, C Sosnowy wrote:
> > For my dissertation on personal health blogs, I will be conducting a
> visual content analysis of 40-50 blogs. I will then be conducting an online
> discussion with 10-12 bloggers on a closed site. Their identity will be
> protected by a username of their choice, but can I use the real URL and
> name of their blogs (I would tell them that I'm doing this)? I'm of the
> opinion that I can because they are publicly-available, but one of my more
> traditional advisers has doubts. Any thoughts?
> > Thanks,
> > Collette Sosnowy
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