The ethics of agile ethnography

Andrew Flood Mara, Liza Potts, Gerianne Bartocci

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe methods for evaluating the ethics of agile ethnographic research. The large variety of how the term ethnography is used and a lack of a clear scope of associated activities limits the capacity for communication design researchers to accurately and ethically conduct ethnographic field research in various settings. This paper discusses possible ways to conduct ethical ethnography by providing a common definition and case studies to support an agile, rich, iterative, contextual research process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGDOC 2013 - Proceedings of the 31st ACM International Conference on Design of Communication
Pages101-106
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 14 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event31st ACM International Conference on Design of Communication, SIGDOC 2013 - Greenville, NC, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2013Oct 1 2013

Publication series

NameSIGDOC 2013 - Proceedings of the 31st ACM International Conference on Design of Communication

Other

Other31st ACM International Conference on Design of Communication, SIGDOC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityGreenville, NC
Period9/30/1310/1/13

Keywords

  • agile
  • design research
  • ethnography
  • field research
  • internet studies
  • workplace research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Mara, A. F., Potts, L., & Bartocci, G. (2013). The ethics of agile ethnography. In SIGDOC 2013 - Proceedings of the 31st ACM International Conference on Design of Communication (pp. 101-106). (SIGDOC 2013 - Proceedings of the 31st ACM International Conference on Design of Communication). https://doi.org/10.1145/2507065.2507080