Evaluating Bias in Research
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Read the article titled, As drug industrys influence over research grows, so does the potential for bias, located at http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/as-drug-industrys-influence-over-research-grows-so-does-the-potential-for-bias/2012/11/24/bb64d596-1264-11e2-be82-c3411b7680a9_story.html.
Review the six (6) rules of critical thinking (Chapter 1) and the steps of Doing Sociology: A Students Guide to Research (Chapter 2).
Student Success Tip: As you review the steps, jot a few notes or thoughts down. Relax and prepare to write a concise and accurate essay.
Write a one to two (1-2) page essay in which you:
Identify the first step in the students guide to research.
Define the first step of research in your own words.
Identify the major assumptions and bias of the drug industry that underlie drug research.
Identify the personal bias that you, as a consumer, have on the drug industrys influence over research.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Define the basic concepts used in the discipline of sociology.
Define the various methodologies for sociological research.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in sociology.
Write clearly and concisely about sociology using proper writing mechanics.