Watching ourselves watching: Ethical issues in ethnographic action research

MacColl, Ian, Cooper, Roslyn, Rittenbruch, Markus, & Viller, Stephen (2005) Watching ourselves watching: Ethical issues in ethnographic action research. In Proceedings of the 17th Australian conference on Computer-Human Interaction: Citizens Online: Considerations for Today and the Future, ACM Digital Library & Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of Australia, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

In this paper we explore some of the ethical issues associated with conducting Ethnographic Action Research (Tacchi, 2004; Tacchi et al., 2003) for understanding and facilitating distributed collaboration. Ethnography and action research are increasingly popular qualitative approaches to researching computer-supported collaboration and we are applying them together in a project within a distributed research centre. We identify ethical principles applied to the conduct of research in Australia and we briefly describe a number of ethical problems that arise due to the nature of Ethnographic Action Research.

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ID Code: 90140
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Ethnographic action research, Ethics, Participant-observation
ISBN: 1595932224
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 The Author(s) and CHISIG
Deposited On: 11 Nov 2015 23:24
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 02:39

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