Christian Worldview/Statistics Integration Paper
For this assignment, you will discuss how Christian Principles can be applied to ethical issues in statistics.
Read the following:
“Ethical Issues” sections in chapters 2.8, 3.6, 4.5, 7.2, 8.5, and 9.5 in the textbook.
Chapters 7.1 and 7.2 in the textbook.
Refer to “Reflection Before Action: The Statistical Consultant Confronts Ethical Issues.” In this article, the authors cite the American Statistical Association’s Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice (see the section “Ethics Provides A Defensible Response” in the article).
“A Christian View of the Foundations of Statistics”
Write a paper that considers ethical issues in business statistics and discuss how your personal values can be applied to them. This assignment is primarily introspective in nature and students will be given significant latitude in addressing specific questions.
Include a brief introduction that outlines your paper.
Address the following question: Which ethical guideline(s) from the articles is most applicable to you and why? How does this article (or articles) affect your personal decision making as it related to statistics and ethics?
How can the ethical issue(s) raised be addressed from a Christian worldview? In other words, what guidance, using principles from a Christian worldview perspective, could be applied to understand and address these ethical issues? The following GCU websites may be helpful:
In addition to addressing questions for item 4 above, the student may also optionally frame the issue using ethical theories (Utilitarianism, Kantian ethics, Distributive Justice, Virtue ethics and Covenantal ethics). Note, however, that the questions in item 3 must still be addressed.
Provide a brief conclusion that summarizes your perspectives.
Your paper should have at least six external citations (in addition to any Biblical citations) to help frame the issue. No Wikipedia citations are allowed