Avoiding and mitigating ethical traps in technocentric fieldwork

Cosmin Munteanu, Roisin McNaney, Jenny Waycott

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Abstract

We are witnessing an increase in fieldwork within the field of HCI, particularly involving marginalized or under-represented populations. This has posed ethical challenges for researchers during such field studies, with "ethical traps" not always identified during planning stages. This is often aggravated by the inconsistent policy guidelines, training, and application of ethical principles. We ground this in our collective experiences with ethically-difficult research, and frame it within common principles that are common across many disciplines and policy guidelines - representative of the instructors' diverse and international backgrounds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI'19 Extended Abstracts
Subtitle of host publicationExtended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsAnna Cox, Vassillis Kostakos
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359719
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 May 20199 May 2019
Conference number: 37th
https://chi2019.acm.org
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3290605 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019
Abbreviated titleCHI 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period4/05/199/05/19
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Keywords

  • Ethics

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