Studying MarathonLive: Consent for In-the-wild Research

Anstead, Edward; Flintham, Martin and Benford, Steve. 2014. 'Studying MarathonLive: Consent for In-the-wild Research'. In: Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication. Seattle, United States Sept. 2014. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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In-the-wild research projects offer new insights into how we use technology in a socially embedded environment. Ethical guidelines for technology research are challenged by these studies through the potential for implication of third parties and the convergence of data streams. We present the MarathonLive application as a case study of in-the-wild research and some of the ethical challenges faced. Our discussions focus on the capture of third parties and consider the importance of a flexible ‘moment of consent’ for these systems.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


consent, ethics, research in-the-wild

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1 July 2014Accepted
12 September 2014Published

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Seattle, United States

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Sept. 2014

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28 Aug 2018 15:49

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