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International Journal for Internet Research Ethics0

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“The IJIRE is the first peer-reviewed online journal, dedicated specifically to cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural research on Internet Research Ethics. All disciplinary perspectives, from those in the arts and humanities, to the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences, are reflected in the journal.

With the emergence of Internet use as a research locale and tool throughout the 1990s, researchers from disparate disciplines, ranging from the social sciences to humanities to the sciences, have found a new fertile ground for research opportunities that differ greatly from their traditional biomedical counterparts. As such, “populations,” locales, and spaces that had no corresponding physical environment became a focal point, or site of research activity. Human subjects protections questions then began to arise, across disciplines and over time: What about privacy? How is informed consent obtained? What about research on minors? What are “harms” in an online environment? Is this really human subjects work? More broadly, are the ethical obligations of researchers conducting research online somehow different from other forms of research ethics practices?

As Internet Research Ethics has developed as its own field and discipline, additional questions have emerged: How do diverse methodological approaches result in distinctive ethical conflicts – and, possibly, distinctive ethical resolutions? How do diverse cultural and legal traditions shape what are perceived as ethical conflicts and permissible resolutions? How do researchers collaborating across diverse ethical and legal domains recognize and resolve ethical issues in ways that recognize and incorporate often markedly different ethical understandings?”

The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)0

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“TASA is a vibrant organisation committed to promoting sociology in Australia, facilitating sociology, teaching and research, enhancing the professional development of sociologists and assisting sociologists to play a leading role in public conversations about critical social issues. TASA promotes the need for sociological thinking and skills to be placed at the centre of public life. We actively promote sociology in Australia through our events and publications and through engaging in policy discussions around key issues affecting sociology in higher education. We are also committed to growing our connections with sociologists working across the Asia-Pacific region. To this end, our 2015 conference is to be held at James Cook University in Cairns, with participation from sociologists across our region. TASA has a long history, for over 50 years we have been actively promoting our discipline and supporting our members.”

The TASA web site incorporates the TASA Ethical Guidelines –

The Australian Anthropological Society (AAS)0

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“The Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) Inc was incorporated under New South Wales legislation in 1973 and represents the profession of anthropology in Australia. The Society recognises that anthropological work is broad in scope and includes academic research, teaching, consultancies, and public commentary. Members of the Society currently include a substantial proportion of the practising anthropologists in Australia, with some other members overseas in, for example, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji.”

The AAS web site incorporates the AAS Code of Ethics –

Control And Contingency: Maintaining Ethical Stances In Research, International Journal of Internet Research Ethics (Journal: Natasha Whiteman 2010)0

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JOURNAL: Whiteman, Natasha. “Control and contingency: Maintaining ethical stances in research.” International Journal of Internet Research Ethics 3.1 (2010): 6-22.

Drawing from the author’s experience of carrying out observational research in two online communities, this paper explores the instability of localised research ethics. The paper presents a framework for conceptualising the ongoing production and destabilisation of ethical stances in research, arguing that such destabilisation can be productive, provoking methodological/ethical learning.