New article with Filippo Trevisan published in Information, Communication & Society

Filippo Trevisan (American University) and I have an article, entitled “Researching protest on Facebook: developing an ethical stance for the study of Northern Irish flag protest pages” published in a special issue of Information, Communication & Society today.

The article can be accessed here

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New essay in Book of Blogs

I have just had an essay entitled “The Battle of Stokes Croft on YouTube: The ethical challenges associated with the study of online comments” published in a ‘Book of Blogs.’

More details on the Book of Blogs (published by NatCen in conjunction with SAGE) can be found below:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Social-Media-Research-Blurring-Boundaries-ebook/dp/B00OYBUOCA

An earlier version of this essay can be found here

Presentation at ‘Scoping Questions of Privacy, Surveillance and Governance in the Digital Society,’

Yesterday I spoke at an event at the University of Sheffield focussing on questions of privacy, surveillance and governance in the Digital Society My presentation is below:

Other speakers at the event included Professor Clive Norris (Sheffield), Professor Kirstie Ball (Open University), Dr Andrew McStay (Bangor) and Dr Vian Bakir (Bangor). Thanks to John Steele and Jo Bates for the invitation and for organising an extremely interesting day – hopefully more to come!

New article published in SAGE Research Methods Cases: Ethical approaches towards study of YouTube comments

My article ‘The ‘Battle of Stokes Croft: The Development of an ethical stance towards the study of online comments’ has recently been published in SAGE Research Methods Cases.

The article can be accessed here: http://srmo.sagepub.com/view/methods-case-studies-2013/n89.xml . If you cannot access this content please drop me an email (pr93@le.ac.uk) for a preprint copy.

PSA Blog on ethical challenges associated with study of online comments

I have written a blogpost on the ethical stance I developed for my study of YouTube, sousveillance and the Stokes Croft riot. It can be accessed on the Political Studies Association site here: http://www.psa.ac.uk/insight-plus/blog/battle-stokes-croft-youtube-ethical-challenges-associated-study-online-comments

Paper published in Information, Communication & Society

Filippo Trevisan and I have had our paper ‘Ethical Dilemmas in Researching Social Media Campaigns on Sensitive Personal Issues: Lessons from the Study of British Disability Dissent Networks’ published in Information, Communication & Society.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1369118X.2014.889188#.U1TzlF788_s

I will upload a preprint copy of the paper to the Publications section of this site in due course.