Informed Consent Resources – #MonthlyMethods August Roundup

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August’s #MonthlyMethods open resources were all about Informed Consent.  Throughout August we discussed the meaning of informed consent, the importance of identities in the field as a researcher, answered 7 important questions about informed consent, and looked at an example of what happens when informed consent is not executed properly.

While these resources were only available throughout the month of August on Twitter, we are providing special access for one extra month to each resource to MethodSpace users. Here’s what we shared this month!

Video: “The Meaning of Consent in Social Research”

SAGE Research Methods Video launched off August’s #MonthlyMethods content with an open video discussing the meaning of consent in social research. This video shared the aftermath of what happened when researchers publicly released the personal information of 70,000 OKCupid users, and why they did it.

Watch this video now with this special link just for MethodSpace users. Available until September 30th.

Case Study: “Insider Research Method: The Significance of Identities in the Field”

In this case study, Liudmila Kirpitchenko and Lejla Voloder explain what the insider research method is, and the practical implications of conducting research as an insider.

Read this case study now with this special link just for MethodSpace users. Available until September 30th.

Book Chapter: “100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Ethics”

What is informed consent? When is informed consent required? What is the difference between written and verbal informed consent, and when can verbal informed consent be used?

This chapter from the book “100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Ethics” answers all of those questions, and more, about informed consent.

Read this book chapter now with this special link just for MethodSpace users. Available until September 30th.

Methods Map: “Informed Consent”

The SAGE Research Methods Methods Map is a great tool for new researchers and students looking to learn more about specific terminology and better navigate the research methods terrain. Looking to discover more relevant informed consent content and learn definitions of terms related to informed consent? The Methods Map is the perfect place to start.

Check out the Methods Map definition of Informed Consent here. 

Join the conversation – Tweet with #MonthlyMethods

What was your key takeaway from this month’s open informed consent resources? Which sort of resources are your favorite – videos, cases, or book chapters? Would you like to see any particular methods featured in future months?

Tweet at us using #MonthlyMethods or write a comment below to let us know!

Coming soon…

What is next month’s #MonthlyMethods topic? Focus groups!

This September we are going to talk about basic and advanced focus groups, running focus groups with adolescents, and using focus groups for market research. Keep an eye out on the SAGE Research Methods Twitter to see what oepn resources are in store this month.


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