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Gathering thesis data through email blasts: Ethical or not?

Gathering thesis data through email blasts: Ethical or not?

Issues, The Flame Explains
“GREETINGS IN the name of St. Thomas Aquinas! We are fourth year students conducting a study on…” Thomasians know that it’s already thesis season when they receive requests to answer survey forms in their university email accounts – and such requests usually begin with these sentences or lines hugely similar to them. The search for respondents is crucial for undergraduate seniors completing their most important academic requirement before graduation. Institutionalized email accounts like the UST Educational Technology Gmail account allow their users to search for the names of anyone affiliated with the organization, However, this method of gathering data has raised concerns among some students and researchers at a time when people are plagued with spam texts and promotional me...