E‐Research: Ethics, Security, Design, and Control in Psychological Research on the Internet

@article{Nosek2002EResearchES,
  title={E‐Research: Ethics, Security, Design, and Control in Psychological Research on the Internet},
  author={Brian A. Nosek and Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G Greenwald},
  journal={Journal of Social Issues},
  year={2002},
  volume={58},
  pages={161-176}
}
Differences between traditional laboratory research and Internet-based research require a review of basic issues of research methodology. These differences have implications for research ethics (e.g., absence of researcher, potential exposure of confidential data and/or identity to a third party, guaranteed debriefing) and security (e.g., confidentiality and anonymity, security of data transmission, security of data storage, and tracking participants over time). We also review basic design… 

The Ethics of Internet Research

The ethics, and ethical governance, of online research have been much debated, and a number of professional organizations have promulgated guidelines for researchers considering conducting their

On the (Mis)Use of Deception in Web-Based Research

Abstract. The deception of research participants remains a controversial issue in the behavioral sciences. Current ethics codes consistently limit the use of deception to cases in which non-deceptive

Detecting, Preventing, and Responding to “Fraudsters” in Internet Research: Ethics and Tradeoffs

Online Internet research can provide investigators with large sample sizes and is cost efficient, but increasing and recurring instances of fraudulent activity among subjects raise challenges for researchers and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs).

Ethical Dilemmas in Research on Internet Communities

The authors examine how a youth-focused research program negotiated ethical practices in the creation of its comprehensive health site and online message board, and present practical guidelines for resolving ethical dilemmas in research on Internet communities.

Survey Research Ethics

Ethical survey practice requires that these procedures be conducted in a way that the results accurately address the substantive concern of the research, and researchers should be transparent and fully disclose their methods and conclusions.

Practical advice for conducting ethical online experiments and questionnaires for United States psychologists

This article assists United States psychologists in designing online studies that meet accepted standards for informed consent, deception, debriefing, the right to withdraw, security of test materials, copyright of participants’ materials, confidentiality and anonymity, and avoiding harm.

Conducting ethical research online: respect for individuals, identities, and the ownership of words

Online research introduces new ethical issues inherent to the medium. In this chapter we provide a case study of online research in action, focusing on the ethical issues of conducting qualitative

Bringing oversight review in line with online research

Oversight of human subject research, as currently carried out in the bureaucratic, rule‐based, clinically‐biased American system, is too cumbersome with regard to online research and not conducive to the training of ethical Internet researchers.

Anonymity in Applied Communication Research: Tensions Between IRBs, Researchers, and Human Subjects

This essay examines the rather complex role of anonymity in communication research as revealed in the narratives submitted to this special issue. First, narratives were examined quantitatively to

Psychological research online: report of Board of Scientific Affairs' Advisory Group on the Conduct of Research on the Internet.

Some benefits and challenges of conducting psychological research via the Internet are described and recommendations to both researchers and institutional review boards for dealing with them are offered.
...

References

SHOWING 1-8 OF 8 REFERENCES

Methods of research in social psychology

Here is a detailed guide for students who will design and implement their own independent research. It examines the complete process of experimentation: asking the right question and translating it

Plan 9 From Cyberspace: The Implications of the Internet for Personality and Social Psychology

Just as with most other communication breakthroughs before it, the initial media and popular reaction to the Internet has been largely negative, if not apocalyptic. For example, it has been described

The Integrity of Web-Delivered Experiments: Can You Trust the Data?

Data from Web-delivered experiments conducted in browsers by remote users of PsychExperiments, a public on-line psychology laboratory, reveal experiment effects that mirror lab-based findings, even

Testing Critical Properties of Decision Making on the Internet

This article reviews recent findings that violate a broad class of descriptive theories of decision making. A new study compared 1,224 participants tested via the Internet and 124 undergraduates

Psychological experiments on the internet

BANAJI received her BA from Nizam College in India in 1976 and her PhD from Ohio State University

  • From
  • 1986

Ethical and legal aspects of human subjects research on the Internet. Workshop report for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC

  • Psychological Science,
  • 2000

Ethical and legal aspects of human subjects research on the Internet

  • 1999