Movements@Manchester

Towards an Ethic of Public Sociology

Reblog: This post was first published by Kevin Gillan at Discover Society. See the original here. Among scholars of social movements there is presently a lively debate about the ethics of social research. While the topic of research ethics is rarely one that excites...

Emotional Contagion, Big Data and Research Ethics

The results of a recent psychology experiment on ‘emotional contagion’ last week were heavily reported in the mainstream media and, rather unusually, the discussion was focused on methodology and research ethics. The experiment involved manipulation of the ‘News Feed’...