Research In Today’s Emerging Networks
In today’s rapidly evolving technology, issues surrounding the combination of media convergence must be evaluated. The article entitled “Ethical and legal issues for writing researchers in an age of media convergence” was written by a teacher that began to encounter all these dilemmas within the new frame of our current culture. The author, Heidi A. McKee, shed light on three issues that have become apparent within ethical and legal issues. Part of the issues that are evaluated within this framework are presenting oneself within new technologies, copyright and consent for use of research, and legal issues that can arise.
The reason this article appealed to me was that it touches on the fact that we are all researchers as well as learning from our researching instructors. There is a major shift in technology surrounding social and technological networks. As much as we believe we all have a right to be authors with this new technology, we need to be cognitively aware of the implications we can face as researchers or the interview subject. We need to evaluate the potential issues within research studies and how it can affect each individual.
McKee, Heidi A. (2008). Ethical and Legal Issues for Writing Researchers in an Age of Media Convergence. Computers & Composition (25)1. DOI: 10.1016/j.compcom.2007.09.007
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