The Institute of Applied Ethics presents: Dr Vanja Čelebičić (Migration Yorkshire) ‘The Ethics and Practice of Digital Storytelling as a Research Method with Young People who Seek Asylum in the UK’
Digital technologies are increasingly shaping the research methods used in social sciences while opening up new possibilities for collaboration between researchers and research participants. Equally, they pose new and maintain some old challenges when it comes to ethics.
In this presentation, Vanja focuses on ethical dilemmas related to the use of digital storytelling as a research method. Drawing on the experience of using digital storytelling as a research method when working with minors who arrived to the UK unaccompanied to seek asylum, Vanja will examine two things. First, she will look at two interrelated aspects – the bureaucracy of ethics and the humanity of ethics. While both seem to be crucial elements of conducting research, at times there seems to be dissonance between them. And secondly, Vanja examines how these two aspects relate to the use of digital technologies, and what ‘capabilities’ the use of digital technologies affords that makes research more collaborative and hence also more ethical.