UOP BSCOM 240 Week 1 Identifying and Eliminating Bias Updated
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Review Ch. 11 and Box 11.2 “Guidelines for Racial Identification” of Reaching Audiences.
Read the front page of The Kelsey Gazette and choose one of the headline stories.
Write a 350- to 700-word paper in which you discuss potential bias in the story you selected and ways you can avoid bias as you conduct your own research. Address the following:
• Identify the bias and unethical use of information.
• What criteria could you use to improve the credibility of this story?
• How could you rewrite the story to eliminate the bias? Consider that your audience is a general audience consisting of men and women of varying education levels.
• How would you adapt your message to an audience made up exclusively of college professors?
• Discuss potential areas of bias associated with your own research topic.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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