Two reactions I had from these:
- I recall taking a Life History class where we were asked to draw a picture of our experience of learning up to that point. I was so terrified of the experience because I could not understand the question, that I just froze. I could envision having a similar experience when facing the complexity of the human (or my) experience (as mentioned in one of the findings).
- I disagreed with his Finding #5, that "Identity theories are common currency." As one of the postmodern advocates who is dismissed in the video, I cannot conceive of having such a simplistic theme as he listed in his findings. Granted, this may be an over-simplification of his work, though what he showed with #5 did not make much sense in light of my experiences.
I created a "Study Site" to accompany the book. I see current posts as just the beginning-- I will continue to add and update it to reflect changes in technology options as well as publication of other books or articles of interest. (In other words, suggestions are welcome!)
Check it out: http://www.sagepub.com/salmonsstudy/.
Also posted on http://www.sagepub.com/salmonsstudy/chapters.htm for Chapter 4.
Resources on Research Ethics or Institutional Review of Research
Code of Federal Regulations for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008, 21 CFR Part 50: http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=fbe9c159f0310f0a95f927b0eec064e6&rgn=div5&view=text&node=21:220.127.116.11.19&idno=21
Compilation of International Human Subject Protections
Ethical Decision Making and Internet Research: Recommendations from The AOIR Ethics Working committee
Ethical Guidelines For Social Science Research In Health
Ethical principles for conducting research with human participants (UK)
Ethics Review of Research Involving Humans (Canada)
Ethics in Research With Human Participants
Edited by Bruce D. Sales and Susan Folkman
Five principles for research ethics
National Institutes of Health (USA), Office of Extramural Research on-line tutorial
National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (Australia)
Internet Encyclopedia: Privacy Law: http://books.google.com/books?id=wshm3f0hyI8C&pg=PA98&lpg=PA98&dq=1.%09Principles+of+Fair+Information+Processing+Online&source=bl&ots=-f_r-aTYD7&sig=UaAb2Y0YITvg8FPT_9_iV52iTrY&hl=en&ei=B87QSb6QM42usQOj_K2gAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=2&ct=result
Institutional Review Board Guidebook (USA)
The Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (Canada)
Resources and Templates for Informed Consent
"Informed Consent in Social Research: A Literature Review"
by Rose Wiles, Sue Heath, Graham Crow & Vikki Charles http://eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/85/1/MethodsReviewPaperNCRM-001.pdf
" Informed consent in research based on primary data collection"
Sample Informed Consent Form: Interview Research
World Health Organization: Form For Research with Children
Ethics and Visual Research
See the ESRC research methods site where you will find Visual Ethics:Ethical Issues in Visual Research http://eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/421/
Papademas, D. (2004). Editor's introduction: ethics in visual research. Visual Studies, 19,No 2, 122-125.
Ruby, Jay 2003 Image Ethics in the Digital Age University of Minnesota Press 592 60420
Wang, C. C., & Redwood-Jones, Y. A. (2001). Photovoice Ethics: Perspectives from Flint Photovoice. Health Education Behavior Health Educ Behav, 28(5), 560-572.
Wheeler, T. H. (2002). Phototruth or Photofiction?: Ethics and Media Imagery in the Digital Age. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc,US.
A few more things...
- Today's Chronicle of Higher Education reported on a report "Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication: An Exploration of Faculty Values and Needs in Seven Disciplines." The one point from my quick read is that while researchers may use primary digital sources-- and interviews fall into that category-- when it comes to publication peer reviewed journals are the first choice. I agree that peer review is if anything more important in this era. (By the way, my book went through a rigorous double-blind review.)
- Second, in my book I did not get into data analysis, besides some notes in the appendix. On one hand I thought that once data is collected, the source from online/offline mattered little to its analysis. And, it just seemed outside the scope of this book. If you were interested in the visual research in Elluminate and wondered about analyzing that type of data, you might like to know that you can use Elluminate's companion product "Publish" you can create an MP4 (or other format) file from your interview, and then use NVIVO or other data analysis software that accepts video files.
I've been using Elluminate Publish to create an MP4 file for data transcription of my focus group interviews. Then I realized that I still needed to focus on the recording because of the back channel conversations happening in the chat and the participant's use of emoticons to indicate agreement /disagreement (I am equating them to the nods of body language). Still, it does save time!
Here's a timely publication:
Charles Wankel and Shaun Malleck, Emerging Ethical Issues of Life in Virtual
Worlds (Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2010).
Virtual Worlds are increasingly used in business and education. With each
day more people are venturing into computer-generated online persistent
worlds such as Second Life for increasingly diverse reasons such as
commerce, education, research, and entertainment. This book explores the
emerging ethical issues associated with these novel environments for human
interaction and cutting-edge approaches to the attendant new ethical
problems. This volume puts forth a wide range of virtual world ethical
issues on which research is only commencing. Topics include real-world
ethical and legal issues of doings in virtual worlds, norms of research
ethics in virtual worlds, ethical implications of employing virtual worlds
as tools for medical education and experimenting with healthcare services,
the ethics of the collective action of virtual world communities,
consideration of the virtue and potential of cosmopolitanism in virtual
worlds, Deleuzian ethical approaches to the experience of the disabled in
virtual worlds, the ethics of virtual world design, and the ethical
implications of the "illusion of reality" presented by virtual worlds.