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Workshop with Annette Markham on Remixed Methods for Qualitative Research

Apr 5, 2013   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off

CIPR is pleased to welcome Dr. Annette Markham, a renown internet researcher who focuses on areas of social media, ethics, and qualitative methods, to hold an informal workshop with SOIS PhD students on Remixed Methods for Qualitative Research.

We will be discussing Dr. Markham’s recent article, “Remix Cultures, Remix Methods: Reframing Qualitative Inquiry for Social Media Contexts” (PDF), where she discusses some of the complications associated with studying internet-mediated contexts, and offers a research centered definition of remix. Dr. Markham describes particular elements of remix that have proven to be valuable pedagogical tools for helping disrupt traditional frames for conducting qualitative research in digital contexts: Generate, Play, Borrow, Move, and Interrogate.

Special thanks to Dr. Nadine Kozak for helping organize today’s workshop.

CIPR Research Lunch on Internet Research Ethics (September 30, 2011)

Sep 19, 2011   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off

On Friday, September 30, 2011, please join us for a CIPR brown bag research lunch from 12:30-2:00 in Bolton 521 (bring your own lunch).

There will be two short presentations, both focusing on issues in Internet research ethics:

  • “Oh the Ethics You’ll Know”, by Nick Proferes, SOIS PhD student. This short (and clever!) presentation shares on-going research into how issues of research ethics are discussed on the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) mailing list. This will be a preview of what Nick will present at the AoIR annual conference in October.
  • “Research Ethics in the 2.0 Era: Conceptual Gaps for Ethicists, Researchers, IRBs”, by Michael Zimmer, Assistant Professor and Co-Director of Center for Information Policy Research. This talk contributes to this growing discourse on Internet research ethics by describing conceptual gaps that have emerged with relation to how researchers and IRBs think about privacy, anonymity, consent, and harm in the 2.0 era. This will be a preview of an invited presentation at the International Symposium on Digital Ethics hosted by Loyola’s Center for Digital Ethics & Policy.

We intend to hold informal research lunches (bring your own lunch) a few times each semester, to provide a space for faculty, students, staff, and friends interested in information policy and ethics (conceived of broadly) to share research — both finished and in progress.

If you’d like to schedule a time to present, please contact Michael Zimmer at zimmerm@uwm.edu.

CIPR Co-Director Michael Zimmer Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education on Privacy & Research on Facebook

Jul 11, 2011   //   by cipradmin   //   News  //  Comments Off
Michael Zimmer

Michael Zimmer, a privacy scholar at the U. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Center for Information Policy Research, says the methods of the Harvard project “should have triggered an ethical concern.”

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published an article featuring CIPR Co-Director Michael Zimmer’s research critiquing the privacy protections and research methods related to the “Taste, Ties, and Time” (T3) Facebook research study conducted by a set of Harvard sociologists.

The article, “Harvard Researchers Accused of Breaching Students’ Privacy”, discusses a variety of privacy and research ethics concerns raised by Zimmer, and also features insights by former CIPR director Elizabeth Buchanan.

Read the full article here, and additional commentary by Zimmer on his blog.