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Ethical Encounters: HCI Research in Sensitive and Complex Settings

H Davis, J WAYCOTT, B Ploderer, M Carter, M Gibbs, W Smith, F Vetere

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction on - OzCHI '15 | Association for Computing Machinery | Published : 2015

Abstract

Ethics is emerging as a key issue for HCI researchers working in increasingly sensitive and complex settings. New technologies are now designed and evaluated in settings with vulnerable or marginalised participants, which can be emotionally challenging for researchers and give rise to complex ethical dilemmas that are highly contextualized and difficult to plan for. Further, discrepancies may arise between the structured processes of formal ethics approval in universities and other organisations and the realities of HCI fieldwork 'in the wild'. This workshop builds on our CHI 2015 workshop, providing an opportunity for HCI researchers and others to communally reflect on ethical encounters in..

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