The following questions will guide you through one way to examine the Construction, Corroboration, and Compare steps of a source of evidence.
The goal of the Construction step is to closely examine the author’s word choice, as well as what information they present to help draw conclusions about the credibility of the evidence.
The goal of the Corroboration step is to locate other credible sources that are making the same or similar claims.
Finally, the goal of the Compare step is to find credible sources presenting an opposing view on the topic to help you construct a complete picture of what is going on with respect to the topic.
For the following questions, use the quote below as you respond to the questions.
“According to Izumi (2012), "... providing quality service and striving for excellence are ethical responsibilities" (para 1). For many of us, though, Izumi suggested involvement in quality initiatives has become more an administrative mandate than an ethical responsibility for nursing professionals. Because many of the current quality measures are required by external agencies, we may have lost sight of our central role in quality improvement. Survey subscales (bodily pain, physical functioning, general health, general mental health, role limitations due to physical health problems, role limitations due to personal or emotional problems, social functioning, energy/fatigue or vitality) helped us understand the impact of this surgery on patients' quality of life (Laucis, Hays, & Bhattacharyya, 2015).” (Roberts, 2018, p. 142)
Reference Roberts, D. (2018). Nursing ownership of quality improvement. Medsurg Nursing, 27(3), 142.
Qna. Is the tone of the article objective, or biased? What words helped you draw that conclusion?
Qnb. Does the author make it easy to distinguish between the facts and opinions? Or is it simply all speculation?