Week 10 - Ethics
Words, politics, power, manipulation, modulation,
Class Exercise: Ethics Considerations for possible honours idea
Modulation - if feels necessary to consider the implications of the modulations of the variables of affect, when looking at the specific effect of a stimulus. Much of my research is spent looking at the implications of a particular component of affect. In particular, in looking at vibration it is worthy of consideration of the effects surrounding modulation of frequency and intensity of vibration in order to not harm a participant undertaking usage using a vibration/sound device or technology. Eg. too loud, sound is abrasive, vibrations are too strong causing harm. The difference between road vibrations and seated vibrations.
Deceit - within the field of vibration research I have come across some dubious claims, untested claims, and reports of people stealing each other's ideas.
Permission - when looking at literature reviews within the field, it seems important to note wherever or not research was gathered and undertaken with the required permissions of participants involved.
Matsuda, H. & Machida, N.. (2014). Combined effects of low frequency vertical vibration and noise on whole-body vibration sensation. INTERNOISE 2014 - 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering: Improving the World Through Noise Control. A study in Japan found the perception of strength of vibration contributing to discomfort from vehicle and machinery vibrations is possible mitigated by the addition of music to the vibration stimulus. Vibration frequencies tested included, 2, 4, 8 and 16 Hz, with 8hz having the strongest felt response (Matsuda & Machida, 2014)
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