Conducting Sensitive Research with Teens in the U.S. Foster Care System

5 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2019

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Karla Badillo-Urquiola

University of Central Florida, Department of Computer Science

Pamela Wisniewski

University of Central Florida

Date Written: March 25, 2019

Abstract

Karla’s dissertation research will include an investigation of: 1) how foster parents mediate foster teens’ technology use at home, 2) how foster youth experience sexual risks online, and 3) foster youth’s designs for effective interventions that can protect them from serious online risks. Thus far, I interviewed 29 foster parents on their experiences with mediating their foster teens’ technology use. In conducting this research, my advisor and I have encountered several challenges related to: 1) recruitment, consent, and assent, 2) sensitive data, 3) confidentiality and privacy, and 4) embedding inclusivity in design. My goal in attending this workshop is to find a support network of researchers that can mentor me on actionable ways to incorporate new research practices to address the challenges outlined in this position paper.

Keywords: Sensitive Research, Adolescent Online Safety, Online Risks, Foster Care System, Ethics

Suggested Citation

Badillo-Urquiola, Karla and Wisniewski, Pamela, Conducting Sensitive Research with Teens in the U.S. Foster Care System (March 25, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3359371 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3359371

Karla Badillo-Urquiola

University of Central Florida, Department of Computer Science ( email )

Modeling and Simulation Program
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Orlando, FL 32826
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Pamela Wisniewski (Contact Author)

University of Central Florida ( email )

4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816-1400
United States

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