How will new BPS guidelines for Internet-mediated research impact on qualitative research?

Steven Caldwell Brown

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Abstract

The Internet provides both opportunities and risks for psychologists conducting research. In April 2017, The British Psychological Society published 'Ethics Guidelines for Internet-mediated Research', structured around the four core ethical principles of: respect for the autonomy, privacy and dignity of individuals and communities; scientific integrity; social responsibility; and maximising benefits and minimising harm. This article maps out these new guidelines, specifically with qualitative research in mind. It concludes that some key ethical considerations must be taken into account when embarking on Internet-mediated research.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
JournalQualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2018

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Keywords

  • ethics
  • internet
  • social media
  • blogging
  • consensus methods

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