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Unformatted text preview: Common Issues Presenting Technical Information Ethical Frameworks Five Modes of Ethical Thought A Framework for Ethical Decision Making Engineering 185: Ethical Case Study Workshop Common Problems and Ethical Frameworks School of Engineering and Applied Sciences University of CaliforniaLos Angeles Los Angeles, California 90095 Discussion 5 Engineering 185: Ethical Case Study Workshop Common Issues Presenting Technical Information Ethical Frameworks Five Modes of Ethical Thought A Framework for Ethical Decision Making The most common issues with your case studies Where is your problem statement? Even the most clearly written case study has no direction without a problem statement (or thesis statement for that matter). Retelling the story for more pages than necessary. The point of the case study is not to summarize all of the events that occurred. Your purpose is to summarize enough of what happened in order to provide a basis for your ethical analysis. Maziar Hemati c 2009 Engineering 185: Ethical Case Study Workshop Common Issues Presenting Technical Information Ethical Frameworks Five Modes of Ethical Thought A Framework for Ethical Decision Making The most common issues with your case studies Not enough technical details. These case studies concern failures in engineering and technology, so describe the failures using technical facts and information. No application of ethical framework. Remember to apply a specific ethical framework in your analysis. Maziar Hemati c 2009 Engineering 185: Ethical Case Study Workshop Common Issues Presenting Technical Information Ethical Frameworks Five Modes of Ethical Thought A Framework for Ethical Decision Making Figures and Diagrams Technical Details Figures and Diagrams Using pictures can help convey your message to your audience. Diagrams are especially useful in presenting spatial descriptions of things. (a) Ford Pinto Layout (b) Therac-25 Setup Maziar Hemati c 2009 Engineering 185: Ethical Case Study Workshop Common Issues Presenting Technical Information Ethical Frameworks Five Modes of Ethical Thought A Framework for Ethical Decision Making Figures and Diagrams Technical Details Technical Details Technical issues go hand-in-hand with technical details, but dont go overboard. Use relevant technical details where appropriate. Examples: Hurricane Katrina Soil composition Sub-surface plate depth Intel Failure in Time (FIT) Mean Time between Failures (MTBF) Floating point precision Teton Dam Hydrostatic pressure Yield-stress of concrete Maziar Hemati c 2009 Engineering 185: Ethical Case Study Workshop Common Issues Presenting Technical Information Ethical Frameworks Five Modes of Ethical Thought...
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