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22
Oct2014

Elizabeth_Buchananby Elizabeth Buchanan, PhD, Endowed Chair in Ethics, University of Wisconsin-Stout

On Thursday, October 30, PRIM&R will host a webinar, The Future of Internet Research: What We Can Learn from the Facebook Emotional Contagion Study, which will explore the Facebook emotional contagion study and some of the questions that it raised related to internet and social media research. In advance of that webinar, we are sharing different perspectives on the controversy. Last week, PRIM&R’s executive director, Elisa A. Hurley, PhD, <[...] Read more

15
Oct2014

by Elisa A. Hurley, PhD, Executive Director

Much has been written in the past few months—pro and con—about the results of the Facebook emotional contagion study published in June in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study manipulated the News Feeds of 700,000 unknowing Facebook users for a week in January 2012 by adjusting Facebook’s existing algorithm to over-select for either more positive or more negative language in posts. At the end of the week, [...] Read more

1
Aug2014

As summer swings into full gear, be sure to take a break from the heat to delve into the research ethics news making headlines this month. 
 
The Era of Big Data and its Implication for Big Pharma: The integration of technology into health care has resulted in an abundance of data about our health. In this piece for the Health Affairs Blog, Marc Berger et al. discuss how “big [...] Read more

14
Jul2014

Perhaps you’ve already read – on your Facebook News Feed, no doubt – about Facebook’s recent mood experiment. Not to worry—this post has no hidden motive. We’re just pleased to be able to share recent headlines from around the research ethics world with you.

Everything We Know about Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment: Following the publication of a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, [...] Read more

20
Dec2012

#AER12 Round-up

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by Anne Meade, Senior Manager for Website and Social Media

While the PRIM&R Blog Squad provided helpful insight into many of the sessions and panels  presented at the 2012 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, a lot information was also shared via Twitter!  Here’s how the conference was seen through the eyes of our tweeting attendees:

@djeneen: In #SanDiego for the #AER12 conference. Doesn't start until tomorrow but already [...] Read more