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Title Encountering distressing information in online research: a consideration of legal and ethical responsibilities
Author Stern, S. R.
Source New Media & Society, 5, 2, pp. 249-266
Year 2003
Access date 10.06.2004
Abstract This article explores the reasons why internet researchers should contemplate their responsibility for encountering distressing disclosure in the course of their online research. 'Distressing' disclosure refers specifically to information that indicates an online communicant is considering harming him/herself or another/others (e.g. online users' announcements of suicide intentions, threats to kill another person, etc). Given both the nature of online communication and research, those who study internet users and communities may find themselves particularly likely to come across distressing information in their research.
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Year of publication2003
Bibliographic typeJournal article