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ERIC Number: EJ1098097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-8827
Assessing Postgraduate Students' Critical Thinking Ability
Javed, Muhammad; Nawaz, Muhammad Atif; Qurat-Ul-Ain, Ansa
Journal on Educational Psychology, v9 n2 p19-26 Aug-Oct 2015
This paper addresses to assess the critical thinking ability of postgraduate students. The target population was the male and female students at University level in Pakistan. A small sample of 45 male and 45 female students were selected randomly from The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Cornell Critical Thinking Test Series, The Cornell Class- Reasoning Test, Form X developed by Ennis (1964) were used to assess the students' critical thinking ability. SPSS version 20 was used to analyze the data. The percentage was calculated to assess the students' critical thinking ability. The t-test was used to make comparison of the students' ability on gender bases. The analysis, based on t-value, revealed an insignificant difference between the critical thinking ability of male and female students. Recommendations were furnished in order to improve the students' critical thinking skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Cornell Critical Thinking Test
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