[Air-L] New Social Media, New Social Science... and New Ethical Issues!

Janet Salmons, Ph.D. jsalmons at vision2lead.com
Fri Feb 28 07:52:30 PST 2014

The New Social Media, New Social Science network is a partnership of the
NatCen, Sage UK and the Oxford Internet Institute. NSMNSS has convened
numerous on-site and online events about the use of social media in
research. Attendees at the on-site events are mostly UK-based, but the
online events have attracted global participation. Ethical issues have been
a persistent theme throughout the discussions. We offered a questionnaire
last spring to learn more specifically about ethical concerns as well as
the sources they consult when making decisions in their own research. Not
surprisingly, the AOIR guidelines were frequently mentioned as trusted

I analyzed all of the records from events and the questionnaire responses
to determine what specific issues e-researchers identify, and to what
extent these issues are addressed the codes and guidelines they named. In
addition to the AOIR guide, I looked at a number of other current
guidelines from professional associations.

You can find links to the full report and an overview presentation on the
NSMNSS blog *http://bit.ly/1kvhDAH <http://bit.ly/1kvhDAH>.* You can join
us for a conversation on the issues in a Tweetchat at #NSMNSS on March 11,
19:00 or 7 pm in London, 3 PM in New York. (See www.timeanddate.com for
your time zone.)

*Janet Salmons Ph.D.*

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