Digital Ethnography PhD course at Aarhus in April 2018

Digital Ethnography PhD course at Aarhus in April 2018

Digital Media Ethnography: PhD Course at Aarhus April 16-20, 2018   Description Digital ethnography is a common approach to studying virtual or digital culture, the use of digital media or digital technologies in everyday life, and social contexts generally saturated...
Methods as Ethics: Slides from a recent keynote

Methods as Ethics: Slides from a recent keynote

I gave a keynote last week for the 2017 Death Online Research Symposium. To wrap up, as the fourth (of four) keynotes, I focused the discussion on techniques and vocabularies for doing research of sensitive topics, or in precarious situations

Reflexivity: Some techniques for interpretive researchers

Reflexivity: Some techniques for interpretive researchers

Reflexivity. We toss this word around as a key part of qualitative methods. I have been revisiting the term for a course I’m teaching. Here, I refresh my thinking by returning to some writing I published in 2009. This is a remix of some of those ideas.

OKCupid data release fiasco: It’s time to rethink ethics education

OKCupid data release fiasco: It’s time to rethink ethics education

The mid-2016 case of the OKCupid data release provides an opportunity for educators to revisit pedagogical approaches and to confront data ethics problems head on. It’s a call to rethink and revise outdated and generalized top down requirements, forms with checklists, and standardized (and therefore seemingly irrelevant) training and to shift to more proactive models for research integrity.