db unit 4 assignment
DB UNIT 4 Ass.
Assignment Type:Discussion Board Deliverable
Points Possible:50 Due Date:10/11/2012
The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.
At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Wednesday of each week. Two additional responses are required after Wednesday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation.
The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each week.
You and your co-workers had an in-depth discussion about nonrational escalation of commitment. Use your best communication techniques to discuss the following questions: Identify the possible original decisions, the person(s) who could make it, and the person(s) who may escalate the commitment to that decision.
1. Describe the circumstances that led to the commitment being escalated
2. Where do you think the nonrational escalation of commitment may occur?
3. Explain why the escalation is nonrational
4. Discuss the impact of this escalation of commitment.
Use the Library or other Web resources to support your argument. Be sure to cite your sources using APA Style 6th edition guidelines.
Your work MUST include a reference list. All research should be cited in the body of the paper. Reports without citations may not earn any higher grade than a 'C' letter grade. Your report should contain a short introduction and conclusion in addition to the body of the paper. Please note that if you have a source in your reference section, you need to cite it in the body of the paper per APA guidelines and vice-versa.
Objective: The Objective of the Unit 4 DB Assignment will involve the following the Course Outcomes and Grading Criteria with their respective percentages for the Grading Rubric:
· Explain the roles of emotion and fairness in decision making. (40%)
· Apply the standard of APA Style to all research and writing tasks. (10%)
· Apply critical thinking skills to analyze business situations. (10%)
· Recognize situations that present potential legal and ethical issues and develop solutions for those issues. (20%)
· The remaining 20% of the grading will be based on your in-depth interactions with your colleagues.
In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.