Apply Ethical Practice in Study

Documents that will be referred to include:

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Graduate School 2008 -2010 Graduate Catalogue Online Pg 1 – 5 (Referred to as Document A)

The Charles Sturt University guide to avoiding plagiarism (Referred to as Document B)

The Australian Copyright Council : Copyright Basics ( Referred to as Document C)

Please read through the following documents. Note that the questions you need to answer to complete the unit are underlined and have Q and a number. For example:
Q1.1 Write your own simple definition of ethics in academic study. You may wish to complete this question after reading the rest of the unit.

Numbers that are not underlined refer to the Learning Outcomes for the unit and you only need to read them. You can copy this document and email it to me with completed answers to or print it out as a hard copy and fill in the answers.

Elements and Performance Criteria

  1.   Examine the principles of ethical practice in study.

Define ethics and ethical practice

  “Ethics is a code of values which guide our choices and actions and determine the purpose and course of our lives.”
  Ayn Rand, 20th century Russian/ American novelist and philosopher

  “Ethics refer to standards of conduct, standards that indicate how one should behave based on moral duties and virtues, which themselves are derived from principles of right and wrong. In order to apply this definition to practical decision making it is necessary to specify the nature of the moral obligations considered intrinsic to ethical behaviour.”
  The Josephson Institute of Ethics, “Making Ethical Decisions’

  The above accessed from “What is ethics?” Ms Portman...