Getting to yes in the digital age: Informing participants and verifying consent (Edinburgh)


Free for SRA members with Promo Code

10am to 12 noon

Informed consent means potential participants know the expectations, risks and rights involved and agree to take part in a study, typically with a signed agreement. Online researchers view traditional ways of meeting consent requirements as impractical and fear that participants are unlikely to be “informed” by a lengthy consent document. Are researchers acting ethically if they obtain a signature but the participant has not been genuinely informed?

In this hands-on seminar, Janet Salmons will discuss the ethical challenges of obtaining informed consent in digital research and walk through multiple ways to use blogs, wikis or media to inform participants, and digital methods to verify agreement online.

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A Q&A and discussion will follow the presentation and tea/coffee will be provided.

Janet Salmons is an independent researcher, writer and consultant through Vision2Lead. She has served on the online graduate faculty of the Capella University School of Business since 1999, and develops and teaches doctoral courses in leadership and ethics in a digital world. Janet has written, edited and contributed to several books on online interviewing.

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