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Week 4 Discussion

Source Evaluation

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: pp. 273-280, 289-293

Lesson

Minimum of 1 scholarly source (one of the listed con-position articles)

Apply the following writing resources to your posts:

Link (multimedia presentation): Citing References in Text (Links to an external site.)

Link (website): APA Citation and Writing (Links to an external site.)

Initial Post Instructions

Part 1: Research & Review

Choose one of the con articles below to review and discuss with your classmates. If you have a different con article you would like to use, please discuss it with your professor in advance.

Topics

Con-Position Articles

Patient Portals

Wong, D. & Morgan-Lynch, S. (2017, December). Patient portals and young people: addressing the privacy dilemma of providing access to health information (Links to an external site.). Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(4), 240-243.

Cosmetic Surgery

Khunger, N. (2014, September). Risk assessment and prevention of complications in aesthetic surgery (Links to an external site.). Journal of Cutaneous & Aesthetic Surgery, 7(3),141-142. (Click on View record in DOAJ to access article.)

Cost of Cancer

Goldman, D.P. &Philipson, T. (2014). Five myths about cancer care in America (Links to an external site.). Health Affairs, 33(10), 1801-1804. (Click on Full Text Finder to access article.)

Surrogacy

Gullino, S. (2015, October). Surrogacy breaks the bond of motherhood (Links to an external site.). Ethics & Medics, 40 (10), 1-4.

Organ Donation

Shaw, D.M. (2017, July). The consequences of vagueness in consent to organ donation (Links to an external site.).Bioethics, 31 (6), 424-43.

Private Hospitalization

Natterman, J. & Rayne, P. (2017). The prisoner in a private hospital setting: What providers should know (Links to an external site.). Journal of Health Care Law & Policy, 19 (1), 119-147.

Workplace stress

Langille, J. (2017). Fight or flight…or fix? Employers must work with employees to address workplace stress (Links to an external site.). Canadian Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, 79(4), 26-29.

Part 2: Application

Discuss how credible the source is using the CRAAP evaluation model. Detail as many of the 5 components as possible:

Currency: How up-to-date is the resource? Why is the date of publication important?

Relevance: How significant is the information in the resource to the topic? Is there a direct coalition to the subject matter? Is the source a primary or secondary source? What makes the source appropriate for an academic paper?

Authority: What makes the source credible? What is the publishing body? What are the authors' credentials? Provided info on both.

Accuracy: Was the source peer-reviewed (how do you know?)? Were sources cited in the work? What makes the source reliable?

Purpose: Why was this source created? What is its original intent (inform? persuade? entertain?). Did you notice any particular agenda or bias in the source?

Please use specific examples and cite your sources in APA format. Sometimes, we have to do extra research on the authors or publishing bodies. Those sources should be cited as well.

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Here, we have an opportunity to compare research notes with our fellow peers. Help your peers by composing a signal phrase based on the source’s credentials.

Example

The signal phrase should include the author (or article title if no author is noted), date of publication, statement of credibility, an interesting verb choice, a cited quote or paraphrase — all in one complete sentence!

1 Dr. Seuss (2 2013) 3 renown author of numerous and beloved children’s books, 4 queries, 5 “Do you like green eggs and ham?” (p. 8).

Parts of the signal phrase

1

Author (or article title if no author is noted)

2Date of publication

3Statement of credibility

4Interesting verb choice

5Cited quote or paraphrase

Address the following:

What weaknesses do you see, if any, in the source?

If you were to discredit this source is some way, what would be the best approach?

The goal here is not to attack the source, but to test it. When we begin preparing rebuttals later this term, knowing potential points of weakness and predicting what our opposition may question is key. Remember, the goal here is to find multiple perspectives, but those perspectives should be both professional and respectful. Ask questions to keep the conversation going.