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Title:Researcher Subjects: Gaining Access and Building Trust in an Online Breast Cancer Support Group
Author(s):Rubenstein, Ellen L.
Subject(s):Online Communities
Health Informatics
Online Ethnography
Abstract:This poster presents an analysis of some of the challenges in gaining access and building trust in an online breast cancer support group. Although the group itself is not a closed group and is freely available on the Internet, divergent participant beliefs about privacy and public access to this website, as well as conceptions of research methods and ethical concerns, offer provocative insights into the perceptions online participants have about research, the role of researchers, and the juxtaposition of researchers and subjects within the context of this particular online community.
Issue Date:2010-02-03
Genre:Conference Poster
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-02-27

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