Conducting Research in Online Communities

TitleConducting Research in Online Communities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRyan, M
Corporate AuthorsRyan, Marianne,, Schrag, B
JournalTeaching Ethics: The Journal of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Volume8
Issue2
Pagination111-134
Date PublishedSpring 2008
PublisherSociety for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number15444031
KeywordsHuman Research Subjects , Informed Consent , institutional review boards , SOCIOLOGY
AbstractA case study about a sociologist studying the online behavior of members of virtual communities on the internet. The sociologist worries that if members of the online community know that they are being studied, they may act differently in their online interactions and thereby affect the research results.
URLhttp://www.uvu.edu/ethics/seac/CS-MRyan-%20Conducting%20Research%20in%20Online%20Communities.pdf
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