In this talk, Annette Markham offers alternate vocabularies for talking about ethical research of sensitive topics, or in precarious situations, such as studying death or death online. She offers an impact model for ethics, to help researchers take a proactive, future-oriented approach to research design. She also discusses methods as choices at critical junctures, a framework that shifts the accountability for ethical enactment of methods to the researcher rather than the tools we use or the regulatory disciplinary models we follow.
Produsing Ethics for the digital (near) future
This is part of a series of articles related to the Produsing Ethics for the digital [near] future project. This project focuses on developing conceptual frameworks as well as specific approaches for including more future-oriented or speculative elements in studies of socio-technical contexts and relations.