As internet and social media-based research continues to evolve, researchers are faced with an expanding set of ethical dilemmas. In their new book, Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Challenges, Cases, and Contexts, lead editor Dr. Michael Zimmer and co-editor Dr. Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda use a globally-minded, multidisciplinary approach to stimulate new ways to think about and resolve these issues. The 27 chapters present novel ethical challenges, case studies, and emerging research contexts from a collection of over 40 leading global scholars.
Dr. Michael Zimmer is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies, where he serves as Director of the Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR). Dr. Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences), was a visiting scholar at CIPR during the summer of 2016.
The volume is published by Peter Lang as part of the Digital Formations series. It will be officially launched at the Association of Internet Researchers annual meeting later this month in Tartu, Estonia.