- Preface.- Ethical Stances in Research.- The Achievement of Research Ethics.- Public or Private?-Text or Subjects?- Unstable Relations.- Undoing Ethics.
Natasha Whiteman is a member of the Department of Media and Communication, University of Leicester. Her PhD thesis was funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council. Her publications include "Control and Contingency: Maintaining Ethical Stances in Research" (2010) International Journal of Internet Research Ethics; "The De/stabilisation of Identity in Online Fan Communities" (2009) Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies; "Learning at the Cutting Edge? Help-seeking and Status in Online Videogame Fan Sites" (2008) Information Technology, Education and Society; and "(Dis)possessing Literacy and Literature: Gourmandising in Gibsonbarlowville" (2004) in Andrew Brown and Niki Davis eds. The World Yearbook of Education 2004: Digital Technology, Communities and Education, Routledge: London (with Soh-Young Chung and Paul Dowling).
From the reviews:"The author ... uses this book to examine `some of the challenges that researchers may face when researching online activity and the ways that existing guidance on research ethics can inform our responses to these'. ... She puts her case clearly and objectively, and places before her readers a set of arguments that enlighten and challenge. ... I would urge all social scientists to read what Dr Whiteman has to say about the ethics of research practice - it would be time well spent." (Maryam Nazari and G. E. Gorman, Online Information Review OIR, Vol. 36 (5), 2012)