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Resources for Research Ethics and Law Questions

We are currently writing an ethics guide for researching online communication and online media data. Until publication of the guide, please find below some helpful resources to conduct ethical and legal research in this area:

Ethical Internet Research

franzke, alineshakti; Anja Bechmann; Michael Zimmer; Charles Ess, and the Association of Internet Researchers (2020). Internet Research: Ethical Guidelines 3.0. (accessed: 10.02.2020)

Central University Research Ethics Committee (CUREC). Internet based research (IBR). Best Practice Guidance 06_Version 6.2. (accessed: 08.10.2020)

K.EppertI; L.FrischlichI; N.Bögelein; N.JukschatI; M.ReddigI; A.Schmidt-Kleiner(2020). Navigating a Rugged Coastline—Ethics in Empirical (De-)Radicalization Research. (accessed: 03.05.2021)

Data Protection

General Data Protection Regulation

Federal Data Protection Act (accessed: 10.02.2020)

Web Scraping

Golla, Sebastian (2019). Kratzen und Schürfen im Datenmilieu – Web Scraping in sozialen Netzwerken zu wissenschaftlichen Forschungszwecken. Kommunikation & Recht, Heft 1. (accessed: 08.10.2020)

Data Archiving

GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. Data Archiving. (accessed: 08.10.2020)

Researchers Saftey

Marwick, A. , Blackwell, L., & Lo, K. (2016). Best Practices for Conducting Risky Research and Protecting Yourself from Online Harassment (Data & Society Guide). New York: Data & Society Research Institute. (accessed: 08.10.2020)