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This is, simply put, anti-ethical.

Since it is supposedly a scientific study, I would suggest contacting the review board of the university (or something like that).

Participation in scientific studies is not something trivial. Usually it is necessary to get a signed form with free and informed consent; implied consent should not be acceptable. And both the allowed uses and the handling of the data are very restricted.

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> Usually it is necessary to get a signed form with free and informed consent

Once something is published it is, by definition, no longer private. You don't need the informed consent of an author to use their books in a study. The same is true of public-facing web publications, including blogs and microblogs.

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