Editorial for the Special Section on Research on Applied Ethics: Developing Ethical Guidelines for Social Media Analytics


  • Deborah Bunker The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Shirlee-Ann Knight Curtain University, Perth, Australia
  • Stefan Stieglitz University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany




ethics, social media analytics

Author Biography

Deborah Bunker, The University of Sydney, Australia

Professor of Sytems and Information and Co-Chair, Communications and Technology for Society Research Group


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How to Cite

Bunker, D., Knight, S.-A., & Stieglitz, S. . (2022). Editorial for the Special Section on Research on Applied Ethics: Developing Ethical Guidelines for Social Media Analytics. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 26. https://doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v26i0.4063



Research on Applied Ethics