Although ethical research is a global concern, note that the specific
challenges associated with adhering to IRB policies regarding informed
consent, retention of data, etc, is a concern of American academics.
This is a great conversation to have, but when talking about
guidelines for all Wikipedia research, remember that researchers in
industry labs and from countries other than the US generally do not
receive federal funds from the United States government, are not bound
by the same laws, and may have other frameworks for thinking about the
ethics of online research.
On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 5:56 PM, Piotr Konieczny <piokon(a)post.pl> wrote:
Stuart Geiger wrote:
A very good idea; I have posted comments on the talk page and made some
edits to the proposal
I suggest we try to continue the discussion there.
"The problem about Wikipedia is, that it just works in reality, not in
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