As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics

As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics

Scientists can now analyze the personal data on millions of people without their knowledge, and some want to bring ethical guidelines to such studies.  This is why in our industry, CASRO recently released their code of standards and AAPOR is launching their Transparency Initiative.  It is best not to conduct research in isolation without any guidance.  Ideally researchers should include an opt-in process and clearly inform respondents the reason for the study, what it will be used for and any other uses or tests after the fact.

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