[Air-L] IRB and social media

Steve Cavrak Steve.Cavrak at Uvm.Edu
Mon Sep 26 08:17:08 PDT 2011

On Sep 26, 2011, at 9:57 AM, Shelia Cotten wrote:

> Our IRB doesn't want us to do anything other than email people basically. This seems so archaic given the proliferation of social media. If we are to use listservs, we have to get permission from each one and provide a letter to the IRB from each one.
> Thoughts, suggestions, etc. for helping us deal with this issue?

Hi Shelia, 

I'm not sure this will help with your particular IRB, but yesterday Antonio Casilli (@bodyspacesoc) tweeted a link to a research paper exploring the resistance to internet based methodologies. 

bodyspacesoc Antonio A. Casilli 
Dear sociologists, why are you so scared of Web-based research techniques? onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.… via at agnesevardanega #sociotweets
25 Sep 

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