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Natasha Whiteman - Undoing Ethics - 9781489985545 - V9781489985545
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Undoing Ethics

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Description for Undoing Ethics Paperback. This book outlines a framework for exploring research ethics at different levels; the empirical settings of research; theoretical perspectives; and the methodological issues and practical decisions that constitute the activity as research. Num Pages: 156 pages, biography. BIC Classification: HPQ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 235 x 155 x 9. Weight in Grams: 266.

Over the past decade, researchers from different academic disciplines have paid increasing attention to the productivity of online environments. The ethical underpinnings of research in such settings, however, remain contested and often controversial. As traditional debates have been reignited by the need to respond to the particular characteristics of technologically-mediated environments, researchers have entered anew key debates regarding the moral, legal and regulative aspects of research ethics. A growing trend in this work has been towards the promotion of localized and contextualized research ethics - the suggestion that the decisions we make should be informed by the nature of the ... Read more

This book explores the relationship between the production of ethical stances in two different contexts: the ethical manoeuvring of participants within online media-fan communities and the ethical decision-making of the author as Internet researcher, manoeuvring, as it were, in the academic community. In doing so, the book outlines a reflexive framework for exploring research ethics at different levels of analysis; the empirical settings of research; the theoretical perspectives which inform the researcher’s objectification of the research settings; and the methodological issues and practical decisions that constitute the activity as research. The analysis of these different levels develops a way of thinking about ethical practice in terms of stabilizing and destabilizing moves within and between research and researched communities. The analysis emphasizes the continuities anddiscontinuities between both research practice and online media-fan activity, and social activity in on and offline environments.

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About Natasha Whiteman
Natasha Whiteman is a member of the Department of Media and Communication, University of Leicester. Her PhD thesis was funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council. Her publications include “Control and Contingency: Maintaining Ethical Stances in Research” (2010) International Journal of Internet Research Ethics; “The De/stabilisation of Identity in Online Fan Communities” (2009) Convergence: The International Journal of ... Read more

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From the reviews: “The author … uses this book to examine ‘some of the challenges that researchers may face when researching online activity and the ways that existing guidance on research ethics can inform our responses to these’. … She puts her case clearly and objectively, and places before her readers a set of arguments that enlighten and challenge. ... Read more

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