Web Survey Bibliography
Title Ethical issues of online communication research
Source Ethics and Information Technology, 4, 3, pp. 189-194
Database Kluwer Journals
Access date 20.07.2004
Abstract The paper addresses severalethical issues in online communication researchin light of digital ontology as well as theepistemological questions raised by theblurring boundary between fact and theory inthis field. The concept of ontology is used ina Heideggerian sense as related to the humancapacity of world construction on the basis ofthe givenness of our being-in-the-world.Ethical dilemmas of Internet research thusarise from the tension between bodily existenceand the proper object of research, i.e., onlineexistence. The following issues are beingconsidered: online identity, online language,online consent and confidentiality. We alsoargue that research ethics in the US followsthe utilitarian tradition, while Europeanresearchers are deontologically oriented. Aguideline of best practice in online researchethics is proposed.
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Year of publication2002
Bibliographic typeJournal article
Web Survey Bibliography - Ethics and Information Technology (5)
- Ethical issues of online communication research; 2002; Capurro, R., Pingel, C.
- Ethics of Internet Research: Contesting the Human Subjects Research Model; 2002; Bassett, E. H., O'Riordan, K.
- Representations or people?; 2002; White, M.
- What is special about the ethical issues in online research?; 2002; Elgesem, D.
- Research ethics in Internet-enabled research: Human subjects issues and methodological myopia; 2002; Walther, J. B.