[Air-L] Webinar: New Ethical Challenges in Experimental Political Science

Michael T Zimmer zimmerm at uwm.edu
Sun May 15 05:36:07 PDT 2016

Many might be interested in this webinar organized by PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research), that Elizabeth Buchanan recently brought to my attention:

Webinar: New Ethical Challenges in Experimental Political Science
June 8, 2016  1:00-2:30pm ET

Over the past two decades, political scientists have adopted experimental methods to interact directly with subjects in the United States and globally. This new wave of field experimentation has produced some very public controversies. Researchers have created illegal attack advertisements during political campaigns, exposed subjects to risks of violence through experiments conducted in authoritarian regimes overseas, and even gone so far as to commit crimes to measure police responses. These recent controversies have contributed to distrust among the public and made apparent the need to consider the ethical implications of this experimental work. How can IRBs guide political scientists in conducting ethically sound research while continuing to generate valuable knowledge about the political, economic, and cultural sphere?

Full details are here: http://www.primr.org/webinars/june2016/


Michael Zimmer, PhD
Associate Professor and PhD Program Director, School of Information Studies
Director, Center for Information Policy Research
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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