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Psychological Research Online: Opportunities and Challenges (Paper: Robert Kraut 2003)0

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PAPER: Kraut, Robert et al (2003) Psychological Research Online: Opportunities and Challenges. Psychological Research, 412, 268-7694.

As the Internet has changed communication, commerce, and the distribution of information, so too it is changing psychological research. Psychologists can observe new or rare phenomena online and can do research on traditional psychological topics more efficiently, enabling them to expand the scale and scope of their research. Yet these opportunities entail risk both to research quality and to human subjects. Internet research is inherently no more risky than traditional observational, survey or experimental methods. Yet the rapidly changing nature of technology, norms, and online behavior means that the risks and safeguards against them will differ from those characterizing traditional research and will themselves change over time. This paper describes some benefits and challenges of conducting psychological research via the Internet and offers recommendations to both researchers and Institutional Review Boards for dealing with the challenges.

Peer review – Topic on Research-Ethics.net0

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Oxford University Research Integrity Seminar Series0

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Recorded in 2009–11, this is a free short series of audio recordings (and a few slides). Most of the presentations are around 45mins long. Even though the series has a definite biomedical focus, it includes useful commentary about matters such as authorship / acknowledgement, falsification/plagiarism of data, conflicts of interest, and research integrity in general. Of possible interest for researchers (early career and more experienced, HDR students and research managers.

Also available as downloadable media files.

Office of Research integrity (US)0

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“The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) oversees and directs Public Health Service (PHS) research integrity activities on behalf of the Secretary of Health and Human Services with the exception of the regulatory research integrity activities of the Food and Drug Administration.”