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by mneesha
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: I.3. Power and Institutions
Topic: Power and the Institutionalization of Research Transparency/Openness/Explicitness
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: Power and the Institutionalization of Research Transparency/Openness/Explicitness

Leaving aside all of my other myriad objections to the call to share interview transcripts, let me offer a very pragmatic testimonial. As an early career scholar at an LAC with little endowment, I already have to creatively stretch my small faculty fund to get myself to conferences each year. Severa...
by mneesha
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: I.2. Research Ethics: Human Subjects and Research Openness
Topic: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas
Replies: 17
Views: 1081

Re: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas

The important comments in this thread takes me back to the fundamental concerns over how we are trained and then go on to train future researchers, and how our discipline "rewards" academic work through publication and recognition. Asserting the value of reflexivity in research, as Fuji de...
by mneesha
Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: I.2. Research Ethics: Human Subjects and Research Openness
Topic: Is there a tension between the principle of research openness and the willingness to pursue tough questions?
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: Is there a tension between the principle of research openness and the willingness to pursue tough questions?

I do think there is a tension between research design complexity and "openness" about research participants. Having just published my first book, (which would have been undermined at every step of the ethnographic process had I been having to operate under a DART framework due to the sensi...
by mneesha
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: I.1. Ontological/Epistemological Priors
Topic: Dishonesty in research raises concern
Replies: 28
Views: 1603

Re: Dishonesty in research raises concern

As others including Jesse have mentioned above, I agree with the approach of rejecting the very premise of the "validity crisis" and refocusing the conversation on ways to strengthen the culture of norms around research ethics. Would we have arrived at this same place in the debate if step...
by mneesha
Tue May 17, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Committee] What is openness/transparency/explicitness in violence/contentious politics research?
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: [From Steering Committee] What is openness/transparency/explicitness in violence/contentious politics research?

Sarah Parkinson’s summary above of the gathered responses to date resonates with my own reading of this site (many violence scholars and ethnographers are strongly opposed to data sharing DA-RT-style), and I want to add my own thoughts on a few of the questions she poses. What are the norms for enga...
by mneesha
Fri May 13, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Committee] What might “transparency” look like for ethnographers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1576

Re: [From Steering Committee] What might “transparency” look like for ethnographers?

I think that some degree of explicitness can be useful, but as Alyssa Grahame mentioned in this thread, there are concerns if the "endpoint"of explicitness is replicability. I favor transparency that is not operating in that axis. Rather, what if transparency looked more like Aisha Ahmed's...
by mneesha
Fri May 13, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: Data access-- giving back to the community
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Data access-- giving back to the community

Thanks to Majic, Cramer, and others in this thread for raising these important concerns. The human relationships at the heart of much ethnographic work are woven through with ethical implications about why we are given access to particular communities in the first place. The concerns Majic raises - ...
by mneesha
Thu May 05, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Comm.] Inviting input on specific transparency practices
Replies: 23
Views: 2451

Re: [From Steering Comm.] Inviting input on specific transparency practices

Thanks to Sean Yom for the point about the gap between the "perfect" data and the "real" data. When I first heard about DA-RT, my instinct was, people who want to fake their data may have to invest more time in doing it, but sharing a transcript doesn't guarantee accuracy, and it...
by mneesha
Thu May 05, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: Harms in study of identity, and forgotten agency
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Re: Harms in study of identity, and forgotten agency

Thanks for raising these points. The language of IRB and DA-RT, as you describe, is based in philosophical stances that equate humans with subjects, rather than agentive actors, and this is very uncomfortable for many of us that do ethnographic work. Where is the space to do work "with," r...
by mneesha
Thu May 05, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: Right to be Forgotten?
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Right to be Forgotten?

I think this is an excellent point that brings up a range of concerns about how IRB practices would have to shift under DA-RT requirements. For example, qualitative interview data collected under informed consent can be legitimately used in a range of forms by the researcher, but unless the consent ...
by mneesha
Thu May 05, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: Against "requirements"
Replies: 22
Views: 2227

Re: Against "requirements"

I agree with Kurt Weyland's post as well, for many of the reasons already specified by other people. It imposes an undue burden on researchers and can act as a disincentive to follow this kind of research path, particularly for those of us at non-R1 schools with limited research funds to pay for tra...

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