Content Analysis of Computer Ethics Handbooks in Texas State Agencies




Moreno, Maria Evelia

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The purpose of this research is threefold. The first purpose is to describe the ideal written characteristics of effective computer ethics. The second purpose is assess the formal forms of communication contained in public sector handbooks and compare written computer ethics communications used by Texas state agencies with the practical ideal type. The final purpose is to make recommendations to improve computer ethics written communication found in Texas state agencies. By describing a "practical guide" and making recommendations, it is hoped that Texas state agencies will incorporate this research information and consolidate written communications into a uniform handbook or guide which will become a "practical working tool" for computer ethics presentations to public sector employees.


An Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Southwest Texas State University, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, December 1998.


content analysis, computer ethics, handbooks, Texas, state agencies, Public Administration


Moreno, M. E. (1998). Content analysis of computer ethics handbooks in Texas State agencies. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.


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