Unit 1 Summary

This unit examines the varying definitions of data and the intricate relations data has with multiple actors as it flows in the “lifecycle.” A number of ethical questions emerge as data interacts with various stakeholders within and beyond the research group. Concepts like integrity, impact, rights, and epistemic norms might help us make sense of the ethical implications of research data. Finally, some strategies at the research design stage would help ensure data quality and maintain ethical data practice. These strategies include creating clear guidelines for data practice, maintaining effective communication, providing proper training, and clearly defining and assigning responsibility within a research group.



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