Ethical and Privacy Issues in Social-Behavioral Research

Published in: Social-Behavioral Modeling for Complex Systems, Chapter 3 (2019). doi: 10.1002/9781119485001.ch3

Posted on RAND.org on June 11, 2019

by Rebecca Balebako, Angela O'Mahony, Paul K. Davis, Osonde A. Osoba

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This chapter discusses ethical and privacy issues that those conducting social-behavioral research must be concerned about. It reviews issues under six main topics: assuring meaningful user notice, assuring usable and accurate access control, anonymizing data, validating and auditing data algorithms to avoid harms, challenging and addressing harms, and deterring abuse.

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