ERIC Number: ED064649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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Terminal Report from the Concepts in Verbal Argument Project.
Allen, R. R.
This terminal report summarizes nine phases of research and development activity of the Concepts in Verbal Argument Project: survey of the literature of critical thinking, identification of sequences of concepts and cognitive abilities, development of measuring instruments, factor analytic study of measuring instruments, normative study of student critical thinking abilities, development of instructional materials, field test of instructional materials, study of the effect of qualifiers on the acceptability of claims, and preparation of project reports. Special attention is given to the methodology and findings of studies related to test development and validation, establishment of norms for student critical thinking abilities, development and testing of programmed learning materials, and the effect of qualifiers in reason statements on the acceptability of claims. This report is intended to serve as a final general overview of the project. The reader wishing a comprehensive review of the project will wish to read the 12 other research and development documents produced by project personnel. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.