Dating questions of ethics
Commenters have questioned the ethics of these experiments primarily due to the fact that Facebook and OKCupid users did not know they were participating and did not consent to be in the study—nor were users directly notified about their participation after the experiment ended. This allows the research team to see if exposure to the stimulus changes people’s behavior.The idea that these large corporations would manipulate people’s emotions or behaviors without telling their users sounds very disturbing to some. If the experiment is done properly, participants won’t know which condition they were placed in.
In such studies, participants are not informed about the nature of the study until afterwards.A review of the inquiries made to the Committee’s Ethics Hotline has shown that certain legal ethics questions occur more often than others. 6, 2009) (finding no conflict under 1.9 where no attorney-client relationship was formed in the prior, allegedly substantially related matter). Y.2d 123 (1989) (holding that interests of acquired corporation were materially adverse to interests of selling shareholder in a post-sale dispute regarding the corporation's pre-sale environmental compliance). Accordingly, the Committee has prepared a set of answers to frequently asked questions for the general edification of the Bar. the representation will involve the lawyer in representing differing interests.” Rule 1.7(a)(1). In World Hill, the court denied a disqualification motion based on an alleged prior representation, holding that “[i]t is well settled that ‘[t]o determine whether an attorney-client relationship exists, a court must consider the parties’ actions. There is no prohibition or restriction on successive adverse representations involving unrelated matters or related matters where the interests of the former and current clients are not materially adverse. Actual ethics often take a back-seat to any (often biased and unfair) cultural standards as defined by parents, other faculty, or outside pressure. Although he is a CS professor while the student was a math major, so same department but different degree areas.
I believe they started dating before she graduated, and got married a few years afterwards. You probably have noticed some widespread media coverage about OKCupid’s “experiment” wherein, to look for patterns in dating behavior, they manipulated aspects of the site without informing users (see OKCupid’s announcement here as well as coverage here and here).