Ethical Encounters in HCI: Research in Sensitive Settings

Waycott, Jenny, Davis, Hilary, Thieme, Anja, Branham, Stacy, Vines, John and Munteanu, Cosmin (2015) Ethical Encounters in HCI: Research in Sensitive Settings. In: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '15. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, pp. 2369-2372. ISBN 9781450331463

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With HCI researchers conducting studies in increasingly sensitive and difficult settings, ethics is emerging as a key concern for the HCI community. New technologies are now being designed and evaluated in settings that involve vulnerable or marginalized participants and that can be emotionally challenging for researchers. Research in these settings can produce complex ethical dilemmas that are often emergent, diverse, and highly contextualized. In addition, there may be discrepancies between the realities of HCI fieldwork and the formal and often rigid processes of obtaining ethics approval in research institutions. Given these issues, it is important for researchers to communally reflect on ethical encounters in HCI research. This workshop will provide a forum for researchers to share experiences about ethical challenges they have faced. These discussions will be used to develop a handbook of practical lessons representing the breadth and depth of ethical issues emerging in HCI research in sensitive settings.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 13:43
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 23:15

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