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In home passive sensor data collection and its implications for social media research: perspectives of community women in rural South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-01T08:15:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-01T08:15:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/14950
dc.description.abstract There has been a recent increase in debates on the ethics of social media research, passive sensor data collection, and big data analytics. However, little evidence exists to describe how people experience and understand these applications of technology. This study aimed to passively collect data from mobile phone sensors, lapel cameras, and Bluetooth beacons to assess peoples understanding and acceptance of these technologies. Seven households were purposefully sampled and data collected for 10 days. The study generated 48 hr of audio data and 30,000 images. After participant review, the data were destroyed and in-depth interviews conducted. Participants found the data collected acceptable and reported willingness to participate in similar studies. Key risks included that the camera could capture nudity and sex acts, but family review of footage before sharing helped reduce concerns. The Emanuel et al. ethics framework was found to accommodate the concerns and perspectives of study participants. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.subject SOCIAL MEDIA en
dc.subject RURAL COMMUNITIES en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.subject TECHNOLOGY en
dc.title In home passive sensor data collection and its implications for social media research: perspectives of community women in rural South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber SOANAA en
dc.Volume October en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11031 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=21821 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10132 en
dc.bibliographictitle Van Heerden, A., Wassenaar, D., Essack, Z., Vilakazi, K. & Kohrt, B.A. (2019) In home passive sensor data collection and its implications for social media research: perspectives of community women in rural South Africa. <i>Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics</i>. October:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Van Heerden, A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Wassenaar, D. en
dc.contributor.author3 Essack, Z. en
dc.contributor.author4 Vilakazi, K. en
dc.contributor.author5 Kohrt, B.A. en


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