Friday, 30 November 2012

Ethics...oh dear

So my original research question really had nothing to do with people, well, people who were recently alive. Originally I was going to do research on the posthumus fame of artist - which was inspired by the Frieda and Diego exhibit at the AGO (which you should all go check out!). It was going to be, for the most part, content analysis based.

However, we are a long ways away from SSHRC and things have changed. Instead, I am interested in the information seeking behaviour of children. Which stems from the realization that young patrons (7-12ish) tend to not want to you computer based resources for class assignments. So there we have it, my proposal will now not only include live people, but live, children...people.

There is a lot of responsibility involved in research, and even more so when the subject is a person. It involves building relationships that are transparent - and the foundations of these would be trust and disclosure. Knight summarizes how build this relationship (pp 170) (distilling the information that was referred to in reading and class) by providing a list that I will most definitely refer to as I write this daunting proposal.  

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