Business research and informed consent: A perspective from Facebook experiment

Obtaining informed consent for research involving human participants is an ethical requirement for companies, even under circumstances that it not requires IRB review. In the case of Facebook/Connell experiment, the research conducted by Facebook is almost undoubtedly legal. In Facebook’s term of use statement in May 2012,  it stated that users relinquish the use of …

Writing Assignment 3: A situation when you encountered an ethical dilemma

As a student, I would like to talk about an ethical dilemma scenario that happened all the time, plagiarism and cheating, especially currently almost all classes are taken online. Once one of my friends that in the same class asked me for ideas of a programming assignment.  I tried to explain to him about how …

Writing Assignment 2: Ethical Theory For Weighing Actions

I personally think the Deontology theory combined with Consequentialism would be the best choice to weigh actions for ethical criteria. Deontology (Kantianism) was originated from Immanuel Kant’s ethic code. He argues that people must act from duty and motives, instead of consequences should be the criteria to judge one’s action.  Therefore, Deontological Ethics are concerned …

Writing Assignment 1: My own values and principles

There are one core ethic values that I followed throughout my student life and career, the responsibility. The value of responsibility usually can elaborate as accountability, reliability and trustworthiness. I gain this ethic value from my student group project as well as my past professional experience as an accountant. The requirement of responsibility has often …