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ERIC Number: EJ812567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
ISSN: ISSN-0830-0445
Critical Thinking Dispositions in Online Nursing Education
Carter, Lorraine Mary
Journal of Distance Education, v22 n3 p89-114 2008
As part of a doctoral study, the critical thinking dispositions of post-RN (post-diploma) nurses continuing their education at a mid-sized university were measured before and after the intervention of a three-credit online course. The tool used to measure the changes in critical thinking disposition was the California Critical Thinking Dispositions Inventory (CCTDI). There were no statistically significant increases in the participants' overall measures of critical thinking dispositions as a function of online study. A time interaction effect suggested that students generally show gains in a critical thinking disposition called truthseeking as a function of university experience. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory