Evaluating alternatives to in-depth face-to-face interviews
11 June 2020
Sally Davis (PhD Candidate in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies) discusses the ethical and methodological pros and cons of gathering data via online video conferencing and messaging applications, and safely maintaining social distance from research participants.
Abstract: Given the recent impacts of the Covid-19 crisis, many social science researchers are facing their own individual dilemmas in the data gathering stage of their research design, now having to maintain social distance from research participants without exposing them to discomfort or harm. This presentation is about how I’ve worked through the ethical and methodological pros and cons of gathering data via online Video conferencing and messaging applications in order to move forward with a research project that is still just as important as it was prior to Covid 19; the personal security of women in a high intensity conflict zone.
- 11Jun2020_Sally Davis Presentation Slides (PDF, 1.49 MB)
- 11Jun2020_Q&A Session Transcript (PDF, 180.24 KB) - includes links to resources shared by the audience
Research involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
17 September 2019
The Ethics Office and the Centre for Social Research and Methods held a seminar on research involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The speakers were Professor Dennis Foley (Professor of Indigenous Entrepreneurship, University of Canberra) and Professor Michael Martin (Chair of the University Human Research Ethics Committee).
Dennis Foley (Professor of Indigenous Entrepreneurship, University of Canberra)
Due to technical issues, the first part of Professor Foley's talk is unavailable. An annotated Powerpoint Presentation (with transcript) has been provided for this section.
Michael Martin (Chair, ANU Human Research Ethics Committee)
Question and answer session
A transcript of questions and answers after the talks is provided below. Questions have been edited for length and clarity.