Discussion # 1
post your selected research topic and existing data that you will tabulate in Excel to analyze relative to ethical decision making. To select your research topic and source(s) of existing data to tabulate in Excel by Wednesday, your professor may provide you with possible topics. If not, then you need to select a current topic of concern to the greater Accounting community. Typical places to look for topics of current concern would be to look at the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) topics on the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) website. The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCOAB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) also have topics under study and/or with proposed changes that are open for comment. Recent income tax changes are also of current concern to the Accounting community.
Identifying current accounting problems is not a creative effort. It is an objective research effort to identify current accounting problems as identified by the greater accounting and business community.
complete and post a draft a copy of your survey of 10 multiple choice questions related to your selected research topic that could assist in ethical decision making. You are to create the survey in the free version of SurveyMonkey.com as a copy of the survey is a required component of your Institutional Review Board (IRB) Application. No later than midnight Sunday, post a minimum of two responses to your colleagues about their survey.