Research Ethics, the Law, and the Use of Social Networking Sites for Academic Research Purposes
Research Ethics, the Law, and the Use of Social Networking Sites for Academic Research Purposes |
With almost one billion active users monthly, Facebook is typically considered the world’s most popular social networking site. What many of these users may not know, however, is that academic researchers are turning to sites like Facebook – and even dating sites like OKCupid – to conduct their research because of the abundance of information that is posted by and thus available about individuals. Social networking sites currently play a major role in the conduct of academic research, as researchers use these sites in many ways. For example, they may use social networking sites for recruiting participants in biomedical and behavioral research, for following up with participants who may have previously enrolled in a research study, or for mining data on social networking site pages in order to make generalizable conclusions about a particular group of persons. Lauren Solberg is the Assistant Vice President of Human Subjects Protection & Research Integrity at Meharry Medical College.
|Date and time:||November 7, 2012|
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
|Location:||Area on Campus: Thompson Library - 11th floor|
|Event category:||Arts and Sciences|