Helena Sandberg, Ulrika Sjöberg and Ebba Sundin: DigiKids. Data Management and Ethics in Research

Welcome to a K3 seminar with Helena Sandberg, Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies, Lund University, Ulrika Sjöberg, Professor in Media and Communication Studies, Malmö University, and Ebba Sundin, Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies, Halmstad University.

The title of the seminar is DigiKids: Data Management and Ethics in Research.

This will be an online seminar, carried out through Zoom, and it will take place on Wednesday, May 19 at 10.15-12.00. Please join here: https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/69941313968?pwd=OCtWQkIvemdVQjBOZkZEM1pSMnhSdz09.

Below is an abstract for the seminar.

During the seminar, we will share our experiences from the ongoing four-year project DigiKids Sweden, funded by the Swedish Research Council (dnr 2018-01261). The aim of the project is to gain new insights into the ways in which digital media informs and permeates the everyday lives of 0-3-year-old children. The project focuses on approximately 20 children and their families in a time condensed ethnography, inspired by the ‘A Day in the Life’ methodology, involving three visits in each family, and the construction of a thick set of data through interviews, survey, observations and video-recordings of the children in the domestic sphere.

This seminar will focus upon some practical issues related to research conduct and procedure. More specifically we will talk about research ethics and data management. In the seminar the following questions will be addressed: What is formal and informal ethics? What is ethical vetting and what is important in an application for ethical approval? What ethical guidelines are there when working with young children? What is a data management plan, and what should or could be included in such a document? How could data be shared and stored in a safe way in collaborative research? In the presentation we will mainly draw from our experiences and reflections from working with very young children in their homes.

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