Quality standards for critical & scholarly thinking
Clear - 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