Friday, December 7, 2007


We have finished our portion of the project. We will email our links and descriptions of them to Angela who will compile them.

Monday, November 12, 2007

letter from birmingham jail

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses the three rhetorical techniques: ethos, pathos, and logos; with great ability in his "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Here is a list and several examples of his uses in only the first three pages of an eleven page letter written on scraps of paper.

  • In the first paragraph there is pathos in the last sentence or 2.
  • There is pathos in paragraph about Paul and the apostles.
  • "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" pathos and ethos
  • "tied in a single garment of destiny" pathos.
  • "whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly" pathos, logos
  • "anyone who lives inside the United outsider anywhere within its borders" ethos, logos.
  • third sentence and last sentence of the second paragraph on page two. first is pathos, second is logos.
  • the entire third paragraph is logos.
  • the fourth paragraph uses ethos and logos. Store owners said they would remove racial signs. Many didn't and those who did put them back up.
  • the fifth paragraph uses logos and pathos. There was no alternative to their course of action.
  • sixth paragraph shows logos as he explains the their actions. also uses pathos in saying that they did not want to interfere with the election.
  • 1st paragraph of the third page has a lot of logos. He uses Socrates as pathos.
  • the next paragraph has lots of pathos. He agrees with the call for negotiations. He then refers to the 'beloved Southland' and how it has been bogged down by monologue.
  • in the third paragraph King defends their actions despite a new mayor. He uses logos to logically explain the reasoning that they should push forward and not wait for changes. He also uses pathos in referring to Reinhold Niebuhr.
  • the next two paragraphs go into great depths of pathos and ethos. King refers to God-given rights and tells explicitly how colored people have been treated.
These are just a few briefly described instances of a very famous and persuasive letter. It has brought many to tears and caused great changes in this nation.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Submitting a Proposal

Post links dealing with Submitting a Proposal here.

Conducting Research With Human Subjects

Post links here for research on humans.
links- human researching
Office of Research Compliance
Various Online Training Links- IRB
Institutional Review Board (human subjects)
CITI Training
OHRP Policy Guidance
OHRP Human Protection
OHRP Decisions Chart
Code Federal Regulation
Belmont Report
Nuremburg Code
Hippa Privacy Board
Certificates of Confidentiality Kiosk
Conf Cert-Info consent
Conf Cert- OHRP

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

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