As researchers across disciplines incorporate social media platforms and data into their research, questions surrounding the ethical complexities of such research continue to proliferate. This trio of modules—-part of the Sherman Centre’s 2020-2021 Do More with Digital Scholarship workshop series—-identifies and explores some of the key methodologies, recurring ethical challenges, and embedded power dynamics of social media research.
Rather than offering a unified program or checklist approach to social media research ethics, these modules will help participants to enact ethical decision-making throughout the research process (including project design, choice of methods, data management and stewardship, and research presentation or dissemination) while also facilitating a trans-disciplinary and reflexive conversation about what it means to frame social media research in terms of ‘ethics.’
Ready to get started? Navigate to the first module: Preliminary Considerations.