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By js, 24 April, 2008, No Comment

So Becky is asking me to think about my epistemology before I start designing my study.
I would have to say that my belief is that our research should empower our participants. They should also be getting a benefit from the research in which they participate. It is something that I truly believe in.
the complication of this, though, is that if I tell them, then that may affect the way in which they write and the things that they write about. So I am thinking about that too. If they know that they are being studied and they know the questions that I am considering then will those affect the way in which they will be interacting in that space.
It is what I was talking about in my paper on digital research. If I go in and interact with the participants, then I am no longer just observing but changing the space because of my interaction. It won't be exactly the same as when I

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