QNT 540 Research And Ethics In e-Education
This course is an overview of the fundamentals of research and is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to be successful in graduate level studies. Ethical issues related to research, including basic theory and practice, professional codes of ethics, governmental regulations, confidentiality, and present and future controversies surrounding the integration of technology into instructional processes will be of focus. Students will address the issues of information and intellectual property, privacy issues in a digital environment and the relationship of individual, governmental and societal concerns in an ever advancing and changing electronic community.
Topics and Objectives
Ethical Issues Related to Research
- Identify and apply methods for analyzing ethical issues related to research.
Intellectual Property, Confidentiality, and Privacy Issues
- Identify processes for conducting online literature searches.
- Define ethics and the need for technology-related ethics in the current information society.
- Identify the University of Phoenix's requirements for conducting research involving human subjects.
- Examine the ethical issues that can arise when publishing reports of a research study.
- Examine the different types of licensing associated with digitized works.
- Define and analyze the differences among copyrights, patents, and trade secrets.
- Analyze the concepts of e-mail ownership, privacy, rights, liable, and slander.
- Analyze existing laws and guidelines regarding electronic mail.
Individual, Governmental, and Societal Issues
- Analyze the impact of technology on individual and social behaviors.
- Examine the implications of free speech on electronic mail and the Internet.
- Analyze the ethical ramifications of using the Internet to transport and store school, student/employee, and personal data.
Integration of Technology into Instructional Processes
- Examine the ethical issues that arise when integrating technology into instructional practices.
- Analyze the impact that technology has had on educational research.
- Analyze the purpose of descriptive statistics.
- Identify appropriate uses for measures of central tendency.
- Analyze the elements of effective graphs and charts for data presentation.
- Examine the purpose of standard deviation in data analysis.
- Explore the use of correlational statistics in educational research.
- Examine the purposes of tests of statistical significance in educational research.
- Identify the rationale for using null and alternate hypotheses.
- Examine a variety of statistical procedures and determine when they are appropriate for different research purposes.
Information retrieved from University of Phoenix
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