Bioethical issue Discussion 3
Bioethical issue Discussion 3
Prepare and present a survey that focuses on a specific bioethical issue. In the second part, you play the role of an expert witness testifying about that issue to a government committee.
First, determine which issue you will research. Choose one from the list in the content section or choose another bioethical issue that is of interest to you. You must consult at least three sources for this assignment and you are required to cite these sources in proper APA format.
While you are researching, consider the following list of questions …
What is the issue?
What are the opinions of the people on both sides of the issue?
What are the reasons for their opinions?
Which groups of people are most likely to take a particular side on this issue?
Why do you think this is so?
What is your opinion about the reason?
What are reasons for your opinion?
One of the ways in which governments and experts make decisions about bioethics is to gauge public opinion about issues.
Design a survey focusing on one of the bioethical issues discussed in the content section. Include a minimum of five questions designed to find out what people think about this issue. Be sure to include a brief description of the issue so that your survey recipients will understand the issue before they comment.
Distribute the survey to between five and eight people.
Record your results in a chart or spreadsheet.
Write a one paragraph summary of your results. Were the results what you predicted they would be? Why or why not?
Graph your results and upload the raw survey data, the chart or spreadsheet, the summary and your source citations
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.