Related resources

Online research

Please email if you have any suggested additions.  See also the University of Lancaster Social Science Research Ethics website.


Joinson, A., McKenna, K., Postmes, T., and Reips, U-D.  (2007) Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Grinyer A (2007) The ethics of Internet usage in health and personal narratives research. Social Research Update, University of Surrey, Issue 49.

Haigh C and Jones N (2005) An overview of the ethics of cyberspace research and the implication for nurse educators, Nurse Education Today, 25 (1), pp.3-8. 

Mann, C. and Stewart, F. (2000) An Ethical Framework (ch. 3), in Mann and Stewart, Internet Communication and Qualitative Research: A Handbook for Researching Online, 39-64.

McKee, H.A., and Porter, J.E. (2009) Playing a Good Game: Ethical Issues in Researching MMOGs and Virtual Worlds. International Journal of Internet Research Ethics, 2, 1.

Porter, J.E., and McKee, H.A. (2009) The Ethics of Internet Research: A Rhetorical, Case-Based Process. Oxford: Peter Lang.


The International Journal of Internet Research Ethics, which began in 2008, is also worth browsing, for in-depth discussions in this rapidly developing field.