General Event
STU Research Ethics Workshop
Feb 14, 2018 9:45 AM-1:00 PM, Edmund Casey Hall Faculty Lounge, Fredericton, NB, Canada
Selfies, Sexting, and NSFW Content: Difficult Images in Digital Research - Katie Warfield, Journalism & Communication Studies and Director of The Visual Media Workshop, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

9:45 AM - Coffee

10:00 AM - Faculty Session 1 Current context of social media research

Theme: Bodies and people online as objects/data or affective humans? Your ethics will be based on your ontology concerning “being online”
  • Two camps: large scale big data analysis vs. small scale qualitative studies
  • Other ethics frameworks for online research: AoIR Ethical Guidelines for research, Microsoft research publications re: online research
  • Platform specificities/affordances/user agreements: Twitter, FB, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat, Fetlife
11:00 AM - Coffee Break

11:15 AM - Faculty Session 2 Discussion of Research Methods

Theme: Offline methods are evolving for online spaces
  • Visual Methods: photovoice/ photo elicitation for web research: I can talk about my digital storytelling projects for the photovoice and the phenomenological interviews with photo elicitation
  • Some of my current research is on evolving novel methods for online research: meating in the story, intra-views, reading photos vertically
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch for Faculty, REB and external attendees
To reserve your seat in one or both of these sessions, send your RSVP to no later than February 7th. Please indicate your food preferences (gluten-free, no dairy, vegan, allergies, etc.) in the same email. Last-minute catering adjustments will not be available beyond Feb. 7th.
Thank you,
Danielle Connell
REB Coordinator
St. Thomas University
(506) 452-0621


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