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Week 10: March 18, 2021

Topics
Study Design: ethics
Study Design: trustworthiness, rigor, reliability, validity
Practice: analyzing data

Read for Class:

  • Markham, A. N. (2018). Afterword: Ethics as Impact—Moving From Error-Avoidance and Concept-Driven Models to a Future-Oriented Approach. Social Media + Society, 4(3), 205630511878450. https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305118784504
  • Baldwinson, Lynch, the special section in 3.4: all in RHM (skim)
  • guidelines from AoIR and pick another organization with professional or academic (skim)
  • read the entries on trustworthiness and rigor via the library database  in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods
  • read the entry on reliability and validity via the library database  in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods
Do for class:
  • revise your. positionality research statement from a few weeks back with an ADDITIONAL section that addresses research ethics particularly when considering issues of power, structural racism, and inequalities (draw on the general readings and your own past readings to make this mini argument.) Be prepared with at least two unanswered questions that we can discuss. (Remember, this statement is for you and you do not have to share it.)
In class:
  • discussion of the readings
    • focus on what we think ethics are
    • consideration of researcher stance and ethics
    • method as ethic??
  • questions in general about research study design
  • exercise with analyzing data with an eye to ethics and trustworthiness; returning to our classroom example and the CFF data from the research summary
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