sm_chapter_26 - CHAPTER 26 SOLUTIONS AND MINI-PROJECT NOTES...

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CHAPTER 26 SOLUTIONS AND MINI-PROJECT NOTES CHAPTER 26 ETHICS IN STATISTICAL STUDIES EXERCISE SOLUTIONS 26.1 Answers will differ for each student. 26.2 a. The study recruited college student volunteers to participate in a simulated prison experience. They were randomly assigned to be prisoners or guards. The simulation was made as real as possible, includ- ing a humiliating entry procedure for the prisoners, using numbers instead of names for them, and so on. The experiment was terminated early because the role-playing became too realistic, with the “prisoners” breaking down from the stress and some of the “guards” becoming inhumane and sadistic. b. Answers to this question will vary. The idea is to have students work out these ethical issues for themselves. c. Answers to this question will vary. The idea is to have students work out these ethical issues for themselves. 26.3 a. Selection and promotion of staff should not be tied to politics. Once employees have been hired, they shouldn’t have to worry about conforming to the political views of the current administration for pro- motions. b. Agency heads must be permitted to present the agency’s finding directly, rather than have it filtered through political appointees before being presented to Congress and others. If it were to be presented by others, it may be distorted to conform to the views of the current administration or other political entit- ies. 26.4
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2012 for the course STAT 100 taught by Professor Seifriedthomasj during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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