The five ethical issues are:
1. Human Participant Risk
2. Site Permission
3. Conflict of Interest
4. Intellectual Property
Each ethical issue should include:
1. An overall analysis that should include:
a. Historical, philosophical, legal, or moral basis that may make up each ethical issue.
b. Relate each ethical issue to the capstone project
2. An analysis of whether or not the issue is one that the Doctoral Capstone Project will need to
address and, if so, how it will be addressed.
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3. The analysis will result in an 8-10 page paper that demonstrates a conceptual and practical
understanding of the five ethical issues, and the way in which the capstone project will deal with
them or an explanation of why the issue is not pertinent to the project.
The paper should include
1. A Cover Sheet
2. An introduction
3. A discussion of the five ethical issues with at least three citations from professional sources
for each issue
4. A conclusion
5. References in APA Formatting Style
Topic:Increasing student academic achievement through school-based mentoring
The purpose of the capstone project is to design a professional product to address student academic
achievement through school-based mentoring
Below are the proficient criteria for the Ethics Review Paper:
Human Participant Risk
Discusses ethical concerns relating to human participant risk; explains how such risks pertain to
the capstone and identifies strategies for mitigation.
Discusses ethical issues relating to working with sites and the process for obtaining site
permission; explains how such ethical issues pertain to the capstone.
Conflict of Interest
Discusses ethical issues associated with conflicts of interest; explains how such ethical issues
pertain to the capstone and identifies strategies for mitigation.
Discusses ethical issues relating to intellectual property and provides a specific strategy for
addressing such issues within the capstone.
Discusses the importance of examining potential bias and provides a strategy for mitigating or
managing any personal bias relating to the findings or outcomes of the project.
Write with logic, flow, structure, and content focus to cohesively, comprehensively, and clearly
explain the ethical issues relating to the capstone.
APA and GUM
Write with proper grammar, usage, and APA format and style.