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dc.contributor.authorFlick, Catherineen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-11T11:20:24Z
dc.date.available2016-11-11T11:20:24Z
dc.date.issued2016-01-08
dc.identifier.citationFlick, C. (2016) Informed consent and the Facebook emotional manipulation study. Research Ethics, 12 (1) pp. 14-28en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12808
dc.description.abstractThis article argues that the study conducted by Facebook in conjunction with Cornell University did not have sufficient ethical oversight, and neglected in particular to obtain necessary informed consent from the participants in the study. It establishes the importance of informed consent in Internet research ethics and suggests that in Facebook’s case (and other, similar cases), a reasonable shift could be made from traditional medical ethics ‘effective consent’ to a ‘waiver of normative expectations’, although this would require much-needed change to the company’s standard practice. Finally, it gives some practical recommendations for how to implement such consent strategies, and how the ethical oversight gap between university-led research and industry-led research can be bridged, potentially using emerging Responsible Research and Innovation frameworks which are currently gathering momentum in Europe.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.subjectResponsible Research and Innovationen
dc.subjectresearch ethicsen
dc.subjectinformed consenten
dc.subjectFacebooken
dc.subjectcomputer ethicsen
dc.titleInformed consent and the Facebook emotional manipulation studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1747016115599568
dc.researchgroupCentre for Computing and Social Responsibilityen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2015-08-01en
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)en


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