‘What are these researchers doing in my Wikipedia?’: ethical premises and practical judgment in internet-based ethnography

@article{Pentzold2017WhatAT,
  title={‘What are these researchers doing in my Wikipedia?’: ethical premises and practical judgment in internet-based ethnography},
  author={Christian Pentzold},
  journal={Ethics and Information Technology},
  year={2017},
  volume={19},
  pages={143-155}
}
  • C. Pentzold
  • Published 1 June 2017
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Ethics and Information Technology
The article ties together codified ethical premises, proceedings of ethical reasoning, and field-specific ethical reflections so to inform the ethnography of an Internet-based collaborative project. It argues that instead of only obeying formal statutes, practical judgment has to account for multiple understandings of ethical issues in the research field as well as for the self-determination of reflexive participants. The article reflects on the heuristics that guided the decisions of a 4-year… Expand
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