Ethical Issues in Online Research

Course Code
50117906

Course has already taken place

Provider
OD&PL

Tutor(s):
Kevin Macnish

Suitability
Academic staff and students wishing to increase their knowledge and
understanding of the use of internet based material for research
purposes. The question of whether material in the public domain is a
legitimate resource is addressed with a view to generating an ethically
sensitive approach to the variety of electronic source material
potentially available to the researcher.

Date(s)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 10:00 to 12:00

Max Places:
25

Description
The session will focus on participant based research using online
methods. The question of whether material in the public domain is a
legitimate resource is addressed with a view to generating an ethically
sensitive approach to the variety of electronic source material
potentially available to the researcher. The session will be a mixture
of interactive lecture and group work. The aim of the course is to
consider guidance for deciding on when and how it is appropriate to use
internet based material for research purposes and offer sources of
guidance and support available.

Participants will be better equipped to deal ethically with internet
based material for research purposes. They will have the opportunity to
share experiences and identify sources of support and guidance.
Related courses ethics and ethical review, online resources on informed
consent and research ethics and ethical review drop-in session.