Michele Paule

The potential of the internet to enable access to teen audiences has been exploited from its earliest days, while ethical guidelines have had to play catch-up with new research designs, with the proliferation of global platforms, and with rapid shifts in youth preferences and practices. The shift of qualitative research to virtual sites during the pandemic has brought online ethics to the forefront. This session will open up a conversation of ways in which researchers might approach design as conceived of via an ethics of care and agency. I will outline some of the approaches adopted in two significant projects incorporating online data gathering, and hope participants will be willing to share some of their own experiences and plans.