In this course, it is essential to adhere to high standards of quality when participating in the threaded discussions in the Canvas platform. To ensure a scholarly discussion, a minimum of two scholarly sources must be used to support the initial discussion post. Scholarly sources include peer-reviewed publications, government reports, or sources written by professionals or scholars in the field. It is important to note that textbooks and lessons are considered to be outside scholarly sources and should not be used as references in the threaded discussions.
When searching for scholarly sources, it is recommended to use reputable internet sources such as websites by government agencies (URL ending in .gov) and respected organizations (often ending in .org). These sources can be considered as scholarly sources for the purpose of the threaded discussions. However, it is crucial to critically evaluate the scholarship and quality of .com websites, as they can vary in credibility.
For the threaded discussions, the best outside scholarly source to use is a peer-reviewed nursing journal article. In order to access peer-reviewed journal articles, it is encouraged to utilize the resources provided by the Chamberlain library and search one of the available databases. Peer-reviewed journals are recognized for the rigorous review process they employ, ensuring the credibility and quality of the research published.
It is important to note that certain sources should not be used in the threaded discussions. These include Wikipedia, wikis, and blogs, as they are not considered scholarly sources due to the fact that anyone can contribute to them. Furthermore, it is crucial to use current outside scholarly sources published within the last five years. If there is a need to use a source older than five years, it is necessary to obtain instructor permission before the assignment is due.
As part of ensuring the scholarly nature of the discussion, it is the responsibility of each student to determine the scholarship and quality of .com websites before using them as sources. For example, the American Heart Association website is a .com site that exhibits scholarship and quality. However, it is always a good practice to consult with the instructor if there are any uncertainties regarding the credibility of a .com website.
It is important to note that points will be deducted from the rubric if a source does not demonstrate scholarship or quality. Therefore, it is crucial to critically evaluate and select reputable and scholarly sources to support the discussion posts.
In conclusion, maintaining high standards of quality is of utmost importance when participating in the threaded discussions. By utilizing scholarly sources such as peer-reviewed publications, government reports, or sources written by professionals or scholars in the field, students can contribute to a scholarly and informed discussion. Additionally, it is necessary to evaluate the credibility and quality of .com websites before using them as sources. Overall, the goal is to foster a scholarly environment where evidence-based knowledge is shared and discussed.