Project #35324 - Groupthink: A Case Study of the Challenger and Columbia Explosions

 

Groupthink: A Case Study of the Challenger and Columbia Explosions

 

You will be given an article to use for this assignment.

 

Part A

 

  • In a minimum of 1 page, highlight the most important points of the Challenger and Columbia explosion tragedies as they relate to the study of groupthink. If you need additional information to get a more fully developed picture of this incident, you can do a  search and find a great deal of information.

 

Part B

 

  • The events surrounding and leading up to both explosion are considered classic examples of groupthink. Discuss the types of groupthink that surfaced in the both incidents. Explain how each constituted groupthink. Be specific. Yes, this is also discussed in the article. This portion of your paper should be a minimum of 500 words.

 

Part C

 

  • NOW……you are a consultant hired by NASA. (You are getting some big bucks! J). You have been hired to talk to NASA officials about ways to avoid having another disaster…..Were you even born in 1986? J You are going to focus on strategies for avoiding groupthink. Provide specific strategies that would relate to NASA and the issues faced in the Challenger incident. Use at least twooutside source as well as your text (total of three sources) This portion of your paper should be 600 words. Please use the word count function on your computer. Yes, you may go beyond 600 words. Use APA format.

 

1.      Double-space

 

2.      Use correct APA reference format (intext and reference page).

 

3.      Incorporate college caliber writing skills

 

4.      Label each section

 

5.      Meet minimum length requirements/Paper must be well-developed with specifics and examples to support your stance

 

 

 

 

 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 07/14/2014 03:00 pm
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