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Research ethics and visual materials
Online resources that deal with research ethics in general include the Ethics Guidebook, compiled in the UK context
The two statements on the ethics of visual research methods mentioned in Chapter 14 are here:
- Diana Papademas and the International Visual Sociology Association (2009) 'IVSA Code of Research Ethics and Guidelines', Visual Studies, 24(3): 250‒57 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14725860903309187?journalCode=rvst20
The Realities research programme at the University of Manchester, UK, has several useful papers online that they call 'toolkits' for qualitative researchers, and one discusses negotiating consent in visual research methods. Toolkit 01: Informed consent for visual research is by Katherine Davies, Realities/Morgan Centre, University of Manchester. It aims to share experiences of seeking informed consent in the context of using photo-elicitation methods during wider semi-structured interviews. It covers when to seek consent, getting different levels of consent, how to manage the process and some top tips.
For an interesting discussion of copyright, explore the Creative Commons website
Research ethics and visual materials: Exercise
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