Quality standards for critical & scholarly thinking

 

star imageClear - idea or group of ideas are easy to understand

Precise - appropriate for the purpose of the idea or ideas

Reliable - consistently good quality and able to be trusted

Logical - ideas fit together without discrepancies and support the conclusions

Relevant - idea or ideas that fit the purpose

Consistent - idea or ideas are supported by observation, current research, or wisdom of practice. Novel ideas are developed with plausible explanations.

Comprehensive - contains necessary and sufficient information and supporting information to communicate the idea or group of ideas and all their complexity and connectedness through multiple perspectives.

Unbiased - fair nonprejudicial presentation of information

 

 

Dr. Robert Sweetland's notes
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