McCullough, Claire L.
Dumas, Joseph D.; Gunasekera, Sumith
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
People make hundreds of decisions every day. Developers, security consultants, operations engineers, designers, and engineers all make small decisions that affect the final product. The values people choose to promote and ignore appear in the constraints and biases of the products they craft. This paper discusses the process of developing, distributing, and analyzing a values survey to computer professionals and students in East Tennessee. I use advanced calculations of significance and beta for chi-squared tests to determine significance and discuss the ethical conclusions from the survey’s data.
The author would like to acknowledge the help of Anna Sherman from ChaDevand Carla Askonas from ChaTech for their help in promoting the survey, and the Carbon Five community for helping pilot the survey during early stages of development. The survey would not have done as well without their support.The author also wants to thanks Dr. Sumith Gunasekerafor his mentorship and advice during the data compilation portions of this research
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Decision making -- Moral and ethical aspects; High technology industries; Values
Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics
McPherson, Connor, "Mutually exclusive: a survey of ethical decision making in technology" (2020). Honors Theses.