Research Paper 1: Assessment criteria ASSESSMENT Weighting: Length/Limit: TOTAL 15% Maximum of 1,000 words (Due: Week 6) This is an individual assignment. Each week, based on the hour of e-learning activity that has been prescribed, you are required actively to engage with the material by writing a short discussion of how the material that was prescribed relates to the topic(s) of this subject and how it relates to your own personal experience. You create a blog each week where you provide evidence that you have engaged in this way with the prescribed e-learning activity. In the blog, you mention any extra material relevant to the activity that you have researched on the net. These blogs are assessed in the following way: 1. Blogs are spot checked by your lecturer. 2. By the end of Week 6, students choose their best two blogs and submit them as an assignment (due Friday Week 6). Each blog should be in two sections: Section 1 lists the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity. In Section 2 you apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject. The written report of your two best blogs needs to be 1½ spaced and has a 1,000 word limit. HI6005 Discussion Board – Week 5 In your blog, you should address the following two sections: 1) Section 1: list the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity. 2) Section 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject. Visit the following URLs, and use ‘Questions to consider’ to guide your thinking. Activity 1: The Milgram Experiment URL: (1) Milgram Experiment – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcvSNg0HZwk (2) Milgram Experiment replicated in Australia (Psychology study by La Trobe University in the 1970s) – http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2012/s3489852.htm Questions to consider: To what extent would you be capable of inflicting real pain (physical, mental and/or emotional) on another human being? Activity 2: Solomon Asch and Group Conformity URL: (1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyDDyT1lDhA; (2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuvGh_n3I_M Questions to consider: Does your own personal decision-making always reflect an objective process? Does the desire to be accepted as a part of a group leave one susceptible to conforming to the group’s norms? Identify and discuss situational factors that can enable a group to exert pressure strong enough to change a member’s attitude and behaviour.