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Ethical and Intercultural Issues
Ethical and intercultural issues

If digital media have created new possibilities for research and the dissemination of new knowledge, they have also created new issues in the representation of research and research participants. The contributors to this section of the book discuss the ethical and legal implications of this changed landscape, as well as how research into virtual worlds can entail traditional intercultural conflict and prejudice. However, the final chapter of the section concludes with a strong argument that, in ethnographic research that crosses the boundary of digital and place-based observation, it is not ethical solely to represent participants' practices with the flatness of the written page.

Williams and Brydon-Miller discuss the new ethical issues that arise from digital research and dissemination. Digital ...

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