Conducting Sensitive Research with Teens in the U.S. Foster Care System
5 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2019
Date Written: March 25, 2019
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
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