Ethics in Digital Research

  • Elizabeth A. BuchananEmail author


This chapter provides a broad overview of the technological landscape of today’s Internet and considers the ways in which Internet research, as an umbrella term, has morphed and changed into today’s big data infrastructure. It furthermore discusses the implications of these changes for ethical decision-making and conduct of research. The guiding anticipatory ethics approach of the Association of Internet Researchers is used as an ethical frame.


Internet research Ethics Research methods Social media Big data ethics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-StoutMenomonieUSA

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