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Survey “Research Ethics and Ethics Committees in Social Sciences”

The Estonian Association of Sociologists, in cooperation with the Thematic Group 10—Digital Sociology—and Charter on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) of the International Sociological Association (ISA), invite you to participate in a study on the changing role of ethics in social science research.

We are sending invitations to scholars whose work is related to research, data collection and analysis and also those professionals whose daily workload is not in a research-related field but who do occasionally encounter data collection and analysis within the social science discipline.

This survey will clarify research ethics in social sciences and ethics reviews and aims to map social scientists’ needs, opinions and attitudes concerning these two ethics-related concepts. The survey will also address the risks and opportunities associated with using a variety of data, algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions in social science research.

As a participant in the study, you can contribute to proposing novel and innovative solutions regarding social science research ethics. Your opinion is critical to finding the best workable solutions for conducting social scientific research (e.g., initiating ethics committees that specialise in social scientific research). A sweepstake will be held among the study’s participants for one of five copies of “Researching Estonian Transformation: Morphogenetic Reflections” (Eds. V. Kalmus et al. 2020), which won the Estonian National Research Award in Social Sciences 2022.

The survey takes 10-15 minutes. Please mark each response option that suits you best. All personal data will be stored confidentially. The survey is anonymous, i.e., none of your answers will be associated with your name. The survey results will be analysed in the form of generalised summaries. The copyright of the questionnaire belongs to the following individuals: Anu Masso, Tallinn University of Technology, and Mai Beilmann, University of Tartu. If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact datalab@taltech.ee.

Access the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SocialScienceResearchEthics