Ethics, logs and videotape [CHI Workshop organisers and extended abstract]

Chalmers, M. , McMillan, D., Morrison, A., Cramer, H., Rost, M. and Mackay, W. (2011) Ethics, logs and videotape [CHI Workshop organisers and extended abstract]. In: CHI 2011 Workshop : ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Vancouver, B.C., 7-12 May 2011, pp. 2421-2424. (doi:10.1145/1979742.1979574)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1979742.1979574

Abstract

As new technologies are appropriated by researchers, the community must come to terms with the evolving ethical responsibilities we have towards participants. This workshop brings together researchers to discuss the ethical issues of running large-scale user trials, and to provide guidance for future research. Trials of the scale of 10s or 100s of thousands of participants offer great potential benefits in terms of attracting users from vastly different geographical and social contexts, but raise significant ethical challenges. The inability to ensure user understanding of the information required to provide informed consent and problems involved in making users aware of the implications of the information being collected all beg the question: how can researchers ethically take advantage of the opportunities these new technologies afford?

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:CHI Workshop organisers and extended abstract.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McMillan, Mr Donny and Chalmers, Professor Matthew and Morrison, Dr Alistair
Authors: Chalmers, M., McMillan, D., Morrison, A., Cramer, H., Rost, M., and Mackay, W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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