[Air-L] AoIR Ethics Guidelines Draft: Membership Comment and Review

Elizabeth Buchanan eliz1679 at uwm.edu
Tue Sep 6 12:52:35 PDT 2011

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the AoIR Ethics Working Committee, Annette Markham and I would like to announce that the Ethical Decision-Making and Internet Research (version 2.0): Recommendations from the AoIR Ethics Working Committee is now ready for AoIR membership review and comment.

 As you may know, in 2002, the first version of the document was released, and has enjoyed extensive use. Given the many changes in Internet studies and research since that time, the Ethics Working Committee has been working on a revision for a number of years. The draft revision has now been approved by the committee.

We invite your comments, and your suggestions. We realize that discussions of ethics, in particular research ethics, generate much debate, given disciplinary, cultural, and epistemological differences. We have seen this over the years on the Air-l list, and we've reviewed those discussions as we've worked through this document. We hope we have provided a document that speaks to a range of stakeholders and represents the AoIR community.

To review and comment on the draft, please visit: http://aoirethics.ijire.net/

Instructions for making comments are specified on the website. As described, we will collect comments through Sunday, October 2. An open session will be held during the AoIR conference, and is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, at 4:00 (room TBA). 

Once all comments and considerations have been received, the document will be revised accordingly, and then will be open for a vote by AoIR membership.

 We look forward to your participation in this process. If you have any questions about the process, feel free to email buchanane at uwstout.edu or amarkham at gmail.com


With best regards,


Elizabeth Buchanan and Annette Markham

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