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Workshop on the Ethics and Methods of Conducting Research in a Digital Age

February 20, 2013

Drexel's Science, Technology and Society program will host a free, day-long workshop, "Life Online: The Ethics and Methods of Conducting Research in a Digital Age," on Thursday, March 14, 2013, 9 AM- 3 PM, in the Sky View Room, MacAlister Hall, 6th Floor, Drexel University.

Life Online will provide the chance to brainstorm about best practices, network, and hear lectures by top scholars in the area of STS. Feel free to attend part or all of the workshop. Lunch will be provided. If you plan on attending lunch (which will be served @ 12 pm), please RSVP at

Workshop Schedule

Time Speakers Talk Title
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Lisa Gualtieri, Tufts University Studying Patient Blogs and Online Communities: Ethical and Methodological Considerations
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Mary Gray, Microsoft & Indiana University You Want To Do WHAT?!" IRBs, and the Politics and Poetics of Ethnographically-engaged Digital Media Research
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM TL Taylor, MIT Assemblage at Work: Researching Digital Play
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch will be served.
Annette Markham, Loyola University, Chicago and Umeå University, Sweden & Hector Postigo, Temple University Frames, Inquiry, Epistemology, Remix Methods and Ethics: STS and Unpacking the Approach to Researching Online Cultural Practices
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 5-6 Small Group Discussion Tables (These will focus on discussion of emergent norms for designing and conducting online research in a thoughtful, ethical manner) Discussion Leaders:

Wes Shumar, Anthropology
Kay Jenkins, William and Mary
Amy Slaton, History
Brent Luvaas, Anthropology
Michael Yudell, School of Public Health
Mary Ebeling, Sociology
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Rapid Fire Panel (Each invited guest will have a few minutes to respond to questions from the MC Dr. Andrea Forte, iSchool)