A First Look at Ethics in Computer and Data Sciences

Lori Carter and Rebecca DeYoung


Student Materials


Summary: In a previous lab, ethics was defined as “the study of what it means to ‘do the right thing’”. The question then, is how do we know what is the right thing? This lab introduces the 3 ethical frameworks used in future labs. It begins to consider the virtue ethics framework at a very high level along with introducing the use of the other frameworks.

Ethics background required: None

Subject matter referred to in this lab: computer and data science tasks

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Ethical issue to be considered: data visualization, accessibility


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