Readings in Virtual Research Ethics: Issues and Controversies

Readings in Virtual Research Ethics: Issues and Controversies

Elizabeth Buchanan (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA)
Release Date: July, 2003|Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 376
ISBN13: 9781591401520|ISBN10: 1591401526|EISBN13: 9781591401537|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-152-0


Readings in Virtual Research Ethics: Issues and Controversies provides an in-depth look at the emerging field of online research and the corresponding ethical dilemmas associated with it. Issues related to traditional research ethics such as autonomy or respect for persons, justice, and beneficence are extended into the virtual realm and such areas as subject selection and recruitment, informed consent, privacy, ownership of data, and research with minors, among many others are explored in the media and contexts of email surveys and interviews, synchronous chat, virtual ethnography, asynchronous discussion lists, and newsgroups.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Elizabeth Buchanan is Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Information Policy Research at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USAbrennan. She researchers and teachers in the areas of information ethics and polity, research methods, information science and distance education pedagogy. She serves on the UWM Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects and has served as technology consultant for the Center for the Study of Bioethics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.