Research ethics in the MySpace era

Megan A. Moreno, Norman C. Fost, Dimitri A. Christakis

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Social networking web sites are popular among adolescents and may represent a new venue for conducting adolescent health research. Conducting research by using social networking web sites raises several concerns, including the social value of this research, fair subject selection, confidentiality, privacy, and informed consent. Addressing each of these concerns, we offer an ethical framework to promote informed and appropriate decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-161
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Ethics
  • Internet
  • Social networking sites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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