The Case of the Mangled Data

TitleThe Case of the Mangled Data
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsHanson, KO
PublisherSanta Clara University, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
AbstractThe program manager in the County Executive's office listens to how a member of the County Board of Supervisors responses to questions by the public during a hearing on the county budget, and realizes that the data being quoted is being completely misrepresented. He is not sure if the misrepresentation is deliberate or a mistake. What should the program manager do? What is his responsibility, as a county employee, to make sure the public gets the correct information?
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