Choose one academic/scholarly article or presentation, related to the data aspects of information technology, particularly business intelligence, data mining, and data analytics, from any relevant academic journal, the Gartner site, or the Teradata site. The journals for the ethics classes would work (Ethics and Information Technology or Computers in Human Behavior.) The journals are available free of charge via the university online library. You can get assistance on how to use the online library by visiting the Student Services tab in the main Blackboard window. We strongly recommend you go through the BUILD IT modules if you are new to the Bellevue library:

Note: if you are having trouble gaining access to library resources there are pdf copies of various journal articles here – ACM and IEEE journal items count as academic for the purposes of this assignment:

Compose and submit to the Weeks 10 and 11 Discussion Forum – “Summary and Analysis: Academic” thread a structured post (a structured post has an overall introduction, an overall conclusion, and a developed body that flows well – generally at least a few paragraphs – at least 250 words, not including the question text itself), using your own words. Please include, as well:

  1. An APA/MLA/Chicago, etc. reference for the item – basically, let your professor and your classmates know how to find it if we want to read/watch it.
  2. A brief summary of the main points that the author made in the item.
  3. An analysis of the item. Some points to address: 1) Did the author have a clear purpose for the item? What makes you believe so? 2) Was this purpose accomplished? How? 3) Did the author present compelling evidence to support main points? 4) Does the item have gaps? What sort? 5) Did the author present the information in a way that readers would find appealing? In what way? 6) Is the world a better place for this item being written/given? How? 7) How does this item relate to the real world, either business-wise, or personally? If it doesn’t, state why.

You don’t have to write in a boring and stilted academic style in your summary and analysis – it’s all right (and encouraged!) to write in an engaging style! It’s recommended that you do make a clear distinction between the summary and analysis sections of the paper, if only to remember to address all 7 points of the analysis assignment.

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