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Reviewer: LSPINGLES Signed [Report This]
Date: 06/13/2019 5:13 AM Title: Chapter 1

I very much enjoyed this story.  The Tholian Web always to me very strongly indicates how much the Captain means to Spock.  The characters seem so perfect in the way that they struggle to articulate what they mean to each other. 

Reviewer: queenofsparrabeth Signed [Report This]
Date: 06/08/2019 6:18 PM Title: Chapter 1

This study and all supporting materials have approval from the University of Oxford’s Social Sciences and Humanities Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee. Reference number: CUREC 1A R62275/RE001.



Reviewer: oboe_dawn Signed [Report This]
Date: 06/07/2019 8:39 PM Title: Chapter 1

*In my cranky professor/medicolegal death investigator voice*

As a fellow academic researcher (in cultural/biological/forensic anthropology) and active medicolegal death investigator, I would advise that you put an addition to your preamble at the start of this story, only after receiving and posting your permission from the archive administrators to put this out there, and explicitly say you are collecting data for your dissertation/thesis/whatever. Keep your link at the end and give some real description to what your proposal is.

"Research Project" does not cover what you are doing. Tacking it on at the end is a bit of a bait and switch tactic that indicates that you might not be as upfront with your results or honest with your methods as you should be. I would not approve my own students' conducting research this way. Had I done this in my ethnography courses and told my professors about it, or they caught wind that this is how I'd conducted my data collection, I might not have been dragged in front of the HRB, but I would have been severely reprimanded and possibly removed from my course.

Let us know if this is an undergraduate/postgrad/postdoc project. What are the final conclusions going to be used for besides a final paper (website, data archive, journal article, conference poster session) and how long is it estimated your final results will take? How many stages of research are there? Survey/interview/participant observation? 

Who are your academic advisors? How do we contact them, or you, if we have questions about this project? When I did my undergraduate and graduate thesis projects, I had to provide that information as well as part of my survey material.

Your profile on this site is severely lacking if you are indeed a scholar conducting ethical research. I am finding it very hard to believe that Oxford would train its students to conduct research in this manner and that they want you representing the university this way.

Reading suggestions on how to conduct proper social science data gathering:

Anderson, Emily E. 100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Ethics

Cresswell, John W. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods

Fowler, Floyd J. Survey Research Methods

Maxwell, Joseph A. Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach

Mcewen, Elaine K. Making Sense of Research: What's Good, What's Not, and How to Tell the Difference

Resnik, David B. The Ethics of Research with Human Subjects: Protecting People, Advancing Science, Promoting Trust

Roberts, Steven (Ed.) Digital Methods for Social Science: An Interdisciplinary Guide to Research Innovation

Seidman, Irving, Interviewing as Qualitative Research: A Guide for Researchers in Education and Social Sciences

Shamoo, Adil E. Responsible Conduct of Research

Spradley, James P. The Ethnographic Interview

Spradley, James P. Participant Observation


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