Quality standards for critical & scholarly thinking


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

Precise - accurate and exact explanation of the idea or ideas with appropriate and sufficient detail.

Reliable - consistently good quality and able to be trusted.

Logical - ideas fit together without discrepancies and sufficiently support the conclusions.

Relevant - idea or ideas 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 big ideas and supporting information to communicate the idea or group of ideas with complexity and connectedness with multiple perspectives.

Unbiased - fair nonprejudicial presentation of information.



Dr. Robert Sweetland's notes
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