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Digital Humanities

A detailed guide explaining what Digital Humanities is

Ethical Considerations in Digital Humanities Research

All great humanities researchers understand that there are always some ethical aspects to consider when studying human societies and individuals. This is equally true in the field of Digital Humanities. If the human subject is living, for example, the researcher should acquire informed consent from the subject, explaining in clear detail the reason and purpose for the study and how the data from the study will be used (a common word for this is transparency). The researcher(s) should also work to ensure that the privacy of the subject(s) is not being violated. The researcher(s) should also demonstrate cultural sensitivity and respect for the subject(s), and a common method for this is explicitly placing the data within it's proper cultural context. Below are some sources that discuss these and other ethics-related topics.