ERIC Number: EJ705783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-22
Reference Count: 13
Identifying and Evaluating Research-Based Publications: Enhancing Undergraduate Student Critical Thinking Skills
Tremblay, Kenneth R. Jr.; Downey, Eleanor P.
Education, v124 n4 p734 Sum 2004
In educating students to understand research-based publications, an interactive approach was designed. Students were first instructed to identify and locate different sources that publish information produced from research. Then students were taught how to carefully evaluate the quality of these sources and the research reported. Classroom lectures, application exercises in the classroom and library, student presentations, and testing were the pedagogies followed. Results of the approach based on student work and evaluation were favorable, improving undergraduate students' knowledge of research-based publications and their use of critical thinking skills in evaluating the research presented in these publications.
Descriptors: Web Sites, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Undergraduate Students, Internet, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Evaluation Criteria, Information Sources, Research Reports, Periodicals
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado