Online dating as Pandora's box: Methodological issues for the CSCW community

Doug Zytko, Jessa Lingel, Jeremy P Birnholtz, Nicole B. Ellison, Jeff Hancock

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5 Scopus citations

Abstract

As a socio-technical phenomenon, online dating has significant appeal to researchers interested in various aspects of human-computer interaction - presentation of self in online environments; norms of disclosure and deception; and the extent to which technological design informs dynamics of human relationships. With these many facets of socio-technical practice come important and complex methodological questions, where both the sensitivity of the topic and the specific technologies being studied can introduce practical and ethical obstacles. This panel brings together scholars across human computer interaction, communication, information studies, and Internet studies to examine methodological issues that have arisen in their own work on online dating, with the objective of broadening these issues of ethics and methods to the wider CSCW community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages131-134
Number of pages4
Volume2015-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781450329224
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Mar 14 2015Mar 18 2015

Other

Other2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period3/14/153/18/15

Keywords

  • Ethics
  • Methodology
  • Online dating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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