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by lafujii
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: I.2. Research Ethics: Human Subjects and Research Openness
Topic: Comments on Draft Report of Working Group I.2
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Comments on Draft Report of Working Group I.2

I really appreciate all the hard work that the authors put into this report. Needless to say research ethics is one of the most important issues that JETS badly misconceives—to the point of actually promoting unethical principles and practices, I would argue. The report does a good job of pointing o...
by lafujii
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: III.3. Ethnography and participant observation
Topic: publishing fieldnotes
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: publishing fieldnotes

Could we please all acknowledge that publishing fieldnotes does NOT make any research(er) more transparent? It is such specious logic that I can't even imagine anyone thinking this is a good move, regardless of the research context. And of course, authoritarian settings just makes this a completely ...
by lafujii
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: IV.3. Research with vulnerable and marginalized populations
Topic: Question 2: Transparency
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: Question 2: Transparency

3. What does research transparency mean to you, particularly in the context of research with V/M communities? (optional) I should say that for the kind of work that I and many others do, transparency does not have any of the valence that DA-RT proponents would like it to have. Indeed, in the DA-RT ...
by lafujii
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: I.2. Research Ethics: Human Subjects and Research Openness
Topic: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas
Replies: 17
Views: 1420

Re: Human Subjects and Research Openness: Tensions and Dilemmas

I think our obligation to protect human participants from harm need not be juxtaposed with the principle of openness. The kind of openness I endorse requires reflexivity, not the posting of sources that supposedly speak for themselves and "mean" the same to any reader, regardless of the ex...
by lafujii
Sun May 22, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Committee] Interview-based research and the pros and cons of transparency
Replies: 12
Views: 1707

Re: [From Steering Committee] Interview-based research and the pros and cons of transparency

Mala makes an excellent point that "archiving is not the same as transparency, and could be at odds with it." I have just finished a book manuscript on what I call "relational interviewing." From the beginning, I wanted to include some interview snippets in an appendix so that re...
by lafujii
Sat May 21, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Committee] What might “transparency” look like for ethnographers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1965

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

I think what makes so many ethnographers and interpretivists like myself so uneasy about the term "transparency" as deployed by DA-RT is (1) the promotion of a single meaning rather than the recognition of the term's contested or multiple meanings depending on the researcher, her positiona...
by lafujii
Wed May 18, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: Do no harm
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: Do no harm

I, too, agree with what Milli wrote, especially in the context of a place like Rwanda where the regime actively goes after (as in public and ongoing character assassination in print, on the internet, and at conferences) academics who say anything the least bit critical of the regime. Researchers are...

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