Ethics and Social Media Research (Conference)

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT 

Social Media & Social Science Research Ethics

Location: 33 Finsbury Square, London. EC2A 1AG

Date: Monday 21st of March, 2016.

1000 (for a 1030 start) – 1700

Followed by a wine reception sponsored by Sage.

Conference Registration: https://ethicsandsocialmediaresearch.eventbrite.co.uk

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Organsied by the Research Ethics Group of the Academy of Social Sciences and the NSMNSS network this one-day conference aims to further develop and explore the ethics of social science research using social media. Our purpose is to move the debate forward and provide examples of good practice. As Social Media plays an increasing role in Social Science research, the practicalities, benefits and challenges of making legitimate use of it constitute an important arena for ethical reflection and dialogue. This event builds on earlier conferences, workshops and discussions, organised by the Research Ethics Group of the Academy of Social Sciences and, in particular, the common principles of social science research ethics.

The full programme can be found here or here [pdf] and the abstract booklet is here [.pdf].

Our Keynote Speakers will be presenting under the following titles:

The Ethical Disruptions of Social Media Research: tales from the field

Professor Susan Halford (Director Web Science Institute, University of Southampton).

Where next for #SocialEthics?

Steven Ginnis (Head of Digital Research, Social Research Institute, Ipsos MORI) and Harry Evans (Research Analyst, Social Research Institute, Ipsos MORI).

Further details about these talks can be found here.

There will be 6 parallel sessions in two groups of 3. This includes two special sessions. The first of which involves ESRC funded research and is titled: Social Media Research Ethics: Sharing Best Practice. The workshop hosts will be Prof. Claire Wallace and Dr. Leanne Townsend (University of Aberdeen). The second is titled: Ethical Challenges for Visual Social Media Research: Are Images Different? Dr Farida Vis, Dr Anne Burns and Alexandra Boutopoulou who are all based in the Visual Social Media Lab (http://visualsocialmedialab.org/) at the University of Sheffield.

The full programme can be found here or here [pdf] and the abstract booklet is here [.pdf].

Conference Registration: https://ethicsandsocialmediaresearch.eventbrite.co.uk

The following organisation have provided support and/ or sponsorship for this conference:

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