[Air-L] Conducting qualitative research on Facebook

Anna Menyhért menyhertanna at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 00:49:19 PST 2018

Hi Virginia,
I have an article in which I discuss the ethics issues you are interested in related to researching how trauma processing happens in different types of Facebook groups (public, closed), in the historical context, groups like ‘The Holocaust and my family’. 
http://hunghist.org/84-abstract/434-2017-2-menyhert <http://hunghist.org/84-abstract/434-2017-2-menyhert>
Best regards,
Dr. Anna Menyhért
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Research Fellow
University of Amsterdam
a.menyhert at uva.nl, menyhertanna at gmail.com

> 2018. febr. 7. dátummal, 6:38 időpontban Virginia Balfour <virginiabalfour at hotmail.com> írta:
> Hello
> I would value advice on the ethics of collecting data from an Open Facebook page and the best ways to mitigate them.
> My research is looking at an open Facebook page and it is likely that I will want to use data from conversations between commenters and statements made by commenters as part of my research.  While most observations will be generalised and made anonymous, there may be some conversations where it is pertinent to identify the commenters and/or identifiable comments.
> In particular I am interested in whether people think it is  necessary or advisable to contact individual commenters to ask if their comments can be used in the research?
> Are their any risk mitigation strategies that anyone has used in the past that they could recommend?
> regards
> Virginia Balfour
> QUT researcher.
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