Natalia A. James
Axia College of University of Phoenix
HUM 111 Critical and Creative Thinking
August 05, 2012
I. Types of Questions I would ask myself to ensure that I used critical thinking in my research and analysis of the problem. A. How extensive and what are the similarities of the illnesses in the community between both children and adults? B. Exactly when was the onset of the illnesses?
C. How were the illnesses contracted?
D. Is everyone suffering from the same symptoms?
E. Has everyone suffering from the symptoms visited the same location? II. Strategies I would apply if investigating the problem. A. I would interview each of the adults and children affected with the illnesses to determine the following for my research of trying to determine the illnesses and their source: 1. What was the onset of the illness and how did it start out for each person? 2. What are the symptoms of the illnesses and determine if each person is infected with the same symptoms? 3. How extensive are the illnesses and what are the types of illnesses? 4. Has everyone suffering from the symptoms visited the same location? 5. Are the ages of the adults and children similar?
6. Are the adults and children related or are the families acquaintances? 7. Is there a connection between the families such as do the adults work together or the children attend the same school? III. With the gathering of the above information, I would conduct a research and start an investigation to try and determinate whether these illnesses have a name or if it is a new illness. I would use the Internet, contact a disease expert, and the Center for Controlled Diseases as sources to try and determine the nature of the illnesses. IV. I would investigate the company to try to determine the following: A. Are there logs and documents to show that the company used safety measures and...