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Life Online: The Ethics and Methods of Conducting Research in a Digital Age
Start Date: 3/14/2013Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 3/14/2013End Time: 3:00 PM

Event Description
Drexel's Science, Technology and Society program is hosting a free, day-long workshop, "Life Online: The Ethics and Methods of Conducting Research in a Digital Age."  Life Online will provide the chance to brainstorm about best practices, network, and hear lectures by top scholars in the area of STS. Feel free to attend part or all of the workshop. Lunch will be provided. If you plan on attending lunch (which will be served @ 12 pm), please RSVP, http://stslifeonlineworkshop.eventbrite.com.
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Lisa Gualtieri, Tufts University
Studying Patient Blogs and Online Communities: Ethical and Methodological Considerations

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Mary Gray, Microsoft & Indiana University
You Want To Do WHAT?!" IRBs, and the Politics and Poetics of Ethnographically-engaged Digital Media Research

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
TL Taylor, MIT
Assemblage at Work: Researching Digital Play

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch will be served.
Annette Markham, Loyola University, Chicago and Umeå University, Sweden & Hector Postigo, Temple University
Frames, Inquiry, Epistemology, Remix Methods and Ethics: STS and Unpacking the Approach to Researching Online Cultural Practices

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Discussion Leaders: Wes Shumar, Anthropology, Kay Jenkins, William and Mary, Amy Slaton,  History, Brent Luvaas, Anthropology, Michael Yudell, School of Public Health, Mary Ebeling, Sociology
5-6 Small Group Discussion Tables (These will focus on discussion of emergent norms for designing and conducting online research in a thoughtful, ethical manner)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rapid Fire Panel (Each invited guest will have a few minutes to respond to questions from the MC Dr. Andrea Forte, iSchool)
Contact Information:
Name: Nirva LaFortune
Email: nirva@drexel.edu
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