Date(s) - 31/03/2020
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Edinburgh Napier University
The event has been postponed. Information about new dates will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
Research integrity in online and digital environments is a crucial and difficult topic to navigate. What are the ethics of interpreting personal comments from a publicly available Reddit feed? If we’re conducting ethnography in Roblox, can we gain informed consent? What is the power dynamic between a researcher and an online participant? In this seminar we will explore this knotty problem with 4 invited speakers.
Dr. Roser Beneito-Montagut is a senior lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. She is co-convenor of the Digital Sociology Research Group (DSrG). She is an expert in digital sociology, digital social research, social interaction online, emotions and affects online, and social media use in later life.
Dr. Caroline Tagg is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the Open University with an interest in how social media constrains and enables different forms of communication. Her research into language and digital technologies rests on the understanding that digital communication practices are deeply embedded into individuals’ wider social, economic and political lives. She has expertise in a range of research methods from corpus linguistics to linguistic ethnography.
Dr. Kate M. Miltner is a TRAIN@Ed Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Her research agenda focuses on the intersection of technology, social location, and structural power. Her current research project, which is co-funded by the European Research Council and the UK and Scottish Governments, focuses on issues of inclusion and belonging within digital skills initiatives.
Dr Anna Wilson is a Lecturer in Lifelong Learning in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling. She is a member of both the Professional Education and Teaching Qualification for Further Education teaching teams. Her recent research is in the areas of professional learning and learning to be a professional, informal learning and the ways in which technological artefacts can shape learning opportunities and experiences.
Participation is free and you can register here. Lunch will be provided.