Identification, Research, Analysis

Discipline: Ethics

Type of Paper: Essay (any type)

Academic Level: High school

Paper Format: MLA

Pages: 2 Words: 550


Module 4 Dropbox: Identification, Research, Analysis
Task: Submit to complete this assignment

Note: This is the first of four critical thinking assignments. For an overview of these assignments, view the video: Critical Thinking Assignments - Introduction (4:32)

For this assignment, you will focus on a case, and complete the first three steps of the critical thinking process: 1) Identification, 2) Research, and 3) Analysis.

View the tutorial: Critical Thinking Assignment - Identification, Research, Analysis (22:33)

Read the case in the Ethics textbook Chapter 24: Case 11 Sex and Drugs. Download and save the Identification, Research, Analysis Template document. Complete the sections of the document, as follows:

Identification (one sentence in bold print)

State the main ethical/moral issue in question format: Should ______? or What should ______? Be impartial. Avoid any bias; do not express your own personal opinion; do not use the words, "I think" or "I feel." Write just one issue, not two; so, do not use the word "or." For example, What should Jack do now that he knows Jill stole the computer?

Research (bulleted list)

List three topics that would be appropriate to research regarding this case and what you identified as the main ethical issue. Suppose you were the person named in the main ethical issue, and you had to make a decision about the main ethical issue, what information would you want to help you make a better decision, and where would you find it? You do not need to actually complete the research; just list the three specific topics you would research. Three distinctly different topics are required.

Analysis (chart)

Complete the analysis chart to include at least four options and four stakeholders. Stakeholders are people or a business/entity that represents people. For example, Jack, Jill, computer company, etc. A stakeholder cannot be a thing such as a friendship or a reputation. All options must be in the control of the central person named in the main ethical issue. For example, Jack could report Jill's stealing to the boss, is one possible option for Jack. There are probably many options, but choose the best options. All options should be reasonable ones that the person named in the main ethical issue could choose from to make their decision. For example, you could NOT use, Jill could turn herself in to the boss, because Jill is not the central person named in the main ethical issue. Once you have four options and four stakeholders filled in, complete the chart with possible consequences; briefly explain how you believe each stakeholder may be affected by each option. For example, for the option of Jack reporting Jill, a possible consequence for Jack, as one of the stakeholders, is that Jack could become a victim of Jill's scorn. For Jill, as one of the stakeholders, a possible consequence is that Jill could lose her job.

Use the Identification, Research, Analysis Rubric to help guide your completion of this assignment.

Dropbox Rules

Use MLA Formatting. Double-space the entire document. Adjust all font color/style/size to black Times New Roman 12 pt. Put the heading in the upper left corner of the first page; include your name, the professor's name, the course name, and the date. Use the document header to display your last name and page number in the upper right corner of each page. Put the "Works Cited" on the last page, and the total word count at the end of the document.
Attach your submission in the proper Microsoft Word format .doc or .docx or .rtf.
Review your TurnItIn Report. View the Reviewing a TurnItIn Report tutorial. A Similarity of 20% and above is a "red flag." Resubmit if necessary.