This anthology adresses ethical challenges that arise within the field of Internet research. Among the issues discussed in the book are the following:
- When is voluntary consent from research subjects required in using the Internet as a data source?
- How many researchers secure the privacy of research subjects in a landscape where the traditions public/private distinction is blurred and re-identification is a recurring threat?
- What are the central ethocal and legal aspects of Internet research for individuals, groups, and society?
Internet Research Ethics will be the first book to be published open access by a norwegian academic publisher (Cappelen Damm Akademisk).
Consent and information – ethical considerations when conducting research on social media
Possibilities and limitations of Internet research: A legal framework
Katrine Utaaker Segadal
New selves, new research ethics?
Researching social media: Confidentiality, anonymity and reconstructing online practices
Counting children. On research methodology, ethics and policy development
Social research and Big Data – the tension between opportunities and realities
Kari Steen-Johnsen and Bernard Enjolras
Studying Big Data – ethical and methodological considerations
Anders Olof Larsson
Big Data – big trouble? Meanderings in an uncharted ethical landscape