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Ensuring Privacy of Participants Recruited via Social Media: An Australian Retrospective Visualisation and Roadmap

Unnithan, C, Swatman, PM and Kelder, JC ORCID: 0000-0002-8618-0537 2020 , 'Ensuring Privacy of Participants Recruited via Social Media: An Australian Retrospective Visualisation and Roadmap', in M Khosrow-Pour and S Clarke and ME Jennex and A-V Anttiroiko (eds.), Data Analytics in Medicine: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications , IGI Global, United States, pp. 1537-1555.

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Abstract

Researchers worldwide are increasingly looking to recruit research participants via social media (particularly @Facebook and @Twitter) because they appear to offer access to a wider range of research participants and afford inherently convenient tools for recruitment. In Australia, the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, together with the federal Privacy law and a number of state-based privacy statutes, provide support and guidance for this novel approach. This article offers a preliminary analysis and discussion of this trend from an Australian perspective, illustrated by an enquiry into the ethical challenges posed by social media-based recruitment, conducted in an Australian university in 2015. Leximancer™ was used as an analytical tool and the content from social media sites used for a small number of research studies conducted up to 2015, taken in conjunction with the various national human research ethics guidelines, offered a means of understanding how ethical challenges of privacy and anonymity can be addressed for responsible social media-based research.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Unnithan, C and Swatman, PM and Kelder, JC
Keywords: social media, privacy, human research ethics
Publisher: IGI Global
DOI / ID Number: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1204-3.ch077
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