Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ILRST 3130 - The Ethics of Data Analysis

Fall. (Seven weeks) 2 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: ILRST 2100  or equivalent.

M.E. Karns.

This course is designed for the student who is planning to do any data analysis – whether academic or on the job – and wants to think about the implications of choices in the analysis process on the result. Throughout the life cycle of any research effort decisions are made in design and data analysis which raise ethical problems.  Through an examination of each stage of research and analysis the thorny real problems are raised. Each problem is then linked to issues of accountability, analysis implications, and ultimate conclusions. Professional guidelines are used to develop the situations as well as the process of decision-making. Through applied situations students will gain an appreciation for the role of the analyst, the existence of professional guidelines and protections, and the need for open disclosure of decisions.

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