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Privacy? Are We Losing It?

Privacy is precious for many reasons, but it is rapidly being lost in online interaction.  Houston journalist Kate Murphy points out in a New York Times article that research shows that privacy is associated with higher self-esteem and creativity, as well as more satisfaction.  165 more words

Big Data

Family members and informed consent

Recently, I happened upon a rather evocative paper written by Arizona State University professor Rose Weitz. The piece, included among others in a Medical Sociology textbook, described a patient-physician relationship between a mostly unconscious burn victim and his physician care team.  535 more words

Informed Consent

The Ethics Blog soon as a book

As you may have noticed, I have for some time not posted quite as often as before. That is because I’m right now compiling previous posts, turning the Ethics Blog into a book. 132 more words


Research Ethics Day - Events on the 16th October

On 16.10.14 the School of Education welcome Professor Sue Ralph to campus once again. Sue will be leading two sessions on ethics in research to which you are warmly invited: 119 more words


Facebook Likes conducting research on you

Facebook is oh so sorry that they manipulated your newsfeed to make you sad.

Except they’re not. In fact they plan on doing more of this kind of research. 306 more words


Research at Facebook

By Mike Schroepfer, Chief Technology Officer 

I want to update you on some changes we’re making to the way we do research at Facebook. 547 more words

Company News

enrique reblogged this on prior probability and commented:

Research about research? We are reblogging Facebook's official (and self-serving) statement in defense of its non-consensual and possibly unlawful research methods. Among other things, Facebook states that "our own research ... indicat[es] that people respond positively to positive posts from their friends." Duh? Aren't these research results trivial or obvious?