Explain how your capstone research reflect ethical principles and democratic values in public administration and/or the public policy process?

Explain how your capstone research reflect ethical principles and democratic values in public administration and/or the public policy process?
My capstone research is probably the one of the most common research projects in many public policy capstones, homelessness. Homelessness is common because it is problem that researchers have historically been statistically unable to quantify or pinpoint what exactly is the cause of this country chronic homeless problem. My capstone research looks to dissect the problem even further and focus on the research on why African Americans (males primarily) experience homelessness at a higher rate than any other demographics. Many of these homeless African American men experience homelessness younger than any other race. The question to be answered if why? Is it a systemic issue that filters from other systemic issues or is it a single issue on its own? There are fine essential principles of ethical integrity, integrity, competence, responsibility, respect, and concern. Therefore, my research has to be centered on writing a paper that reflects these subjects that entail all aspect of these ethical principles. When doing research on marginalized or disenfranchised groups we can sometimes close off out lens of integral integrity through biases and assumption, my research must be always mindful of this. In terms of democratic values, we often loose sight of “who” the subject is and especially when doing research on a demographic that is visible yet “invisible”, we see them, but we do not. I know that it is important in my research to understand that the subject have just as much rights as I do, and my research should reflect fairness is how I present them and the data that I collect. I cannot make assumptions based on why I or society thinks, my research has to reflect the “known” not the unknown because the goal of public policy and public service is to collect data and information on how to find a solution to a problem even when to problem does not have a voice.
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The capstone research I chose to use as my thesis is working on the research behind how program can affect the overall employee retention and job satisfaction of an organizations. Attempting to combing ethical principles and democratic values refracts highly on the manner in which people react in their work life. According to the Administrative Handbook by Terry Cooper that states, “Democratic ethics can be understood as the beliefs a person has and how it influences their rational thinking aspect” (p. 609). When creating an ethical administrative per Administrative Ethics and Democratic Theory by John P. Burke in the Administrative Handbook of Ethics an organization should always want the best for their employees and showing that the agency care is important to the employee moral and job satisfaction, thus being able to produce public goods in a more effective and efficient manner. Burke states, “Timely ethical action can protect the rights of others and otherwise ensure they are provided with the goods and services to which they are entitled” (p. 604).When comparing the idea of ethics and democratic values to my research, I came across literature where in several surveys were conducted and employees were asked how the company can help with different situations such as teleworking, fitness programs, if the employee is satisfied with the steps the company is taking or if there are any steps they can take. Ethically the company has the authority to implement and listen to the needs of their employees, leading to better work outputs. When creating a healthy workplace, the ethics of a person and the ethics of the company should be on the same page or on a parallel path in the same direction. I want to understand if a person’s ethical decisions and company ethical mission align with one another and if that overall improves the production of goods.