Human Values in a Digital-First World:The Implications for Qualitative Research

Chughtai, Hameed and Myers, Michael D. (2023) Human Values in a Digital-First World:The Implications for Qualitative Research. In: Cambridge Handbook of Qualitative Digital Research. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press., Cambridge, pp. 91-103. ISBN 9781009106436

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How should human values be integrated into the studies of digital qualitative research? This chapter proposes an answer to this question. It discusses the implications for qualitative researchers of human values in a digital-first world. In a digital-first world, digital technologies are simply taken for granted, and people see the world through digitally computed reality. The chapter offers a way to address the question of including human values in qualitative research in a digital society. It provides basic definitions of key concepts and illustrates them using practical examples of how human values are informing digital research from cultural, spiritual and Indigenous perspectives. As the diversity of human values contributes to the richness of meaning and everyday experiences, it is hoped that scholars and students of digital technology will examine, describe and integrate those values in their research. It is suggested that integrating human values in qualitative studies can contribute to interdisciplinarity in research.

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