The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize you with the ethical implications of the use of data as it related to this course. You must also demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively in writing with your audience.


1.  Submit a 3-page analysis of an article that cites an example of unethical behavior as related to corporate or an individual’s behavior in the use of technology/data or unethical manipulation of such. Your analysis should include a summary of the article, your analysis of the ethical problem presented in the article, and how the topic relates to a biblical world view. The ethical problem should be clearly stated. Do not assume that your summary makes the ethical problem self-evident.

2.  Article Selection: It is recommended that you choose a topic that is related to your major; however, the topic must incorporate technology. This should be a specific event, not an article such as “Five Ways Companies are Unethical with Data”. Such an article may be a good starting place but will not be sufficient for this assignment. The article will be current – from within the past 3 years. You can likely find an example from as recent as this week/month. As this may be a news article, be sure that you are using a valid source of news. You should find multiple sources reporting the same information to ensure that your assessment of the reporting is accurate. Feel free to cite from these additional sources as well as your main article.

3.  Biblical Worldview: You will include at least two biblical references in your analysis.

4.  Use APA format, including in-text citations and a reference page.

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Article Review Grading Rubric

CriteriaLevels of Achievement
Content 70%AdvancedProficientDevelopingNot present
Summary (15 points)15 to 14 pointsStudent has included a well-constructed summary of an article citing an example of unethical behavior.13 to 11 pointsStudent has submitted an adequate summary of an article citing an example of unethical behavior; however, this summary is lacking appropriate organization or completeness.10 to 1 pointsStudent has not effectively summarized the article.0 points
Analysis (30 points)30 to 27 pointsStudent has effectively analyzed the ethical problem presented in the article.26 to 21 pointsStudent has attempted to analyze the problem, but this analysis is shallow in its development.20 to 1Student has minimally analyzed the ethical problem presented in the article.0 points
Biblical Worldview (25 points)25 to 23 pointsStudent has effectively considered how the topic presented in the article relates to a biblical worldview, including at least two biblical references.22 to 18 pointsStudent has attempted to consider how the topic presented in the article relates to a biblical worldview, but this analysis is not complete in its development. Fewer than two biblical references have been included.17 to 1 pointsStudent has minimally considered the relation of the article to a biblical worldview or has not included biblical references supporting their writing.0 points
Structure 30%AdvancedProficientDevelopingNot present
Mechanics (20 points)20 to 18 pointsSpelling and grammar are correct.17 to 14 pointsSpelling and grammar are mostly correct, but additional editing is needed.13 to 1 pointsSpelling and grammar errors distract.0 points
APA Format (10 points)10 to 9 pointsChosen reference is a strong, legitimate academic source and correctly formatted per APA.8 to 7 pointsChosen reference is a legitimate academic source, however minor errors exist regarding APA formatting of citations.6 to 1 points Chosen reference is not a legitimate academic source or a correctly formatted APA citation has not been included.
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