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date: 20 May 2019

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With all the important changes to methodology that research on networked communication brings, a key dimension that must be addressed is how to conduct research ethically. This chapter introduces section VI of the Handbook and reviews some of the key challenges that arise when doing digital research. This introduction draws from the many conversations the author had with various stakeholders about the the key issues surrounding the Facebook Emotional Contagion study, and it uses that discussion to highlight the main contributions of the chapters in this section. Some of the challenges considered include the evolving research ecosystem, changes in privacy practices, informed consent, heterogeneous populations and cultures, and technical and legal issues.

Keywords: informed consent, privacy, Facebook, online experiments, social media

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