Legal and Ethical Concerns of Collecting Data Online

Legal and Ethical Concerns of Collecting Data Online

A. Sturgill (Baylor University, USA) and P. Jongsuwanwattana (Yonok University, Thailand)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-792-8.ch013
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Abstract

International data collection offers the possibility of greater external validity for studies. However, using the Internet to collect information internationally brings concerns related to data privacy for respondents. Nations vary on their privacy protections for citizens’ Internet use. Beliefs about data privacy, official policies notwithstanding, can also affect respondents and response rates. This article explores these issues and lists issues that should concern the international survey researcher.

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