Fieldwork in a digital age: questions of privacy and copyright

Ostini, Jenny (2014) Fieldwork in a digital age: questions of privacy and copyright. Field Research Method Lab at LSE.

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Abstract

Maximising research impact and promoting knowledge sharing require researchers to pay greater attention to the ways in which data are collected, processed and stored for systematic access at a later date. This also means that questions of privacy and copyright would emerge naturally. In this post, Jenny Ostini explains how she has dealt with the issues of licensing, privacy and communication with research participants while she was building up a database of digital literacy narratives based on her research project to study people's everyday digital literacies.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 02:18
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2017 01:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge; data; privacy; copyright; digital research; digital literacies; research
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180115 Intellectual Property Law
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080303 Computer System Security
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26341

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