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Cloud-Based Data Services: Analysis

Cloud-based data services include the infrastructure or platforms hosted by third-party providers through the internet. They allow the flow of user data to providers’ systems and back. These services promote the development of cloud-native applications and work flexibility through the internet. Users need only computers, internet connectivity, and operating systems to access any type of information they need. An example of such a service is the applications or software used through the internet without the need for additional software downloads. Data is transferred and stored on the systems, where data maintenance, backing up, and management are done and availed to users. Users must pay some monthly rates for cloud services based on their consumption.

A database administrator (DBA) is a specialized individual responsible for directing and handling all forms of activities related to creating a successful database environment. This person ensures all databases for an organization run efficiently and solves all issues that may rise. The growing importance of cloud-based data services has taken over most of the roles played by DBAs in the past. Among the changes that have occurred include speeding up the flow of data and increasing access. The DBAs are freed from daily tasks, providing increased time for organizations to work with managers, leaders, and customers in the applications of data to solve business problems. However, the cloud services have not replaced DBAs fully as there is a need for database expertise and strategic data management. Instead, DBAs have had to update their knowledge with recent cloud technologies while enjoying decreased daily tasks. Cloud-based data services have also improved data security and provided large storage systems where massive data can be stored. As a result, DBAs have had to shift their focus towards improving cloud security systems to ensure no data leaks.

August 10th 2023 - 10 min read

Conducting a Study: The Role of Researcher’s Ethical Principles

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Well-trained and skilled persons can understand the various challenges faced in research. However, this does not strictly refer to qualified and experienced researchers. For other qualitative research programs, such as undergraduate research, the institutions should employ qualified and experienced researchers as supervisors for their learners (Lemon & Hayes, 2020). These research instructors will train the student and equip them with the necessary skills to conduct their research (Shenton, A. K. (2004). This will ensure the students conduct studies well and provide valid findings.

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Ethical considerations are the fundamental principles that direct the research designs and conduct in research. When conducting a study, a researcher should ethically do the following, ensure scientific integrity, facilitate research validity and protect research participants’ rights (Goncalves, 2020). Individual rights such as privacy and confidentiality should be respected. All forms of harm, whether inadvertent or not, should be prevented. No experimental research on unknown risks should be conducted on human beings. When conducting research, the researcher is ethically obligated to ensure scientific integrity. Intellectual honesty should be upheld in conducting and reporting research. All academic papers used in the study should be scholarly and be added to a reference page. Each investigator should ensure that their research is valid and reliable by accurately collecting, measuring, and representing the data.

A researcher may, however, face various ethical challenges when conducting studies. These issues may include ensuring the privacy of the participants. The researcher may discover information about a participant that is of public concern. In this case, they will be forced to break the code of ethics and expose the information. The researcher-participant relationship can compromise the research if they have contradicting issues (Kezar, 2014). A researcher may fail to eliminate intrusion into the participants’ autonomy effectively.

August 10th 2023 - 5 min read