The Ethics of Online Surveys

The Ethics of Online Surveys

C. Gurau (Groupe Sup. De Co. Montpellier, France)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-792-8.ch012
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Facilitated by the technological advancements in Internet applications, online surveys have become a powerful tool to collect primary data on a variety of topics. The ease with which the cyberspace medium facilitates these types of studies also raises issues about the ethical and legal dimensions of such research. The present paper attempts to investigate and present the main ethical issues related with online surveys and the solutions implemented by various organisations for solving these ethical problems.

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