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ERIC Number: EJ836712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Identifying and Measuring Individual Engagement in Critical Thinking in Online Discussions: An Exploratory Case Study
Perkins, Cheryl; Murphy, Elizabeth
Educational Technology & Society, v9 n1 p298-307 2006
This paper reports on an exploratory case study involving the development of a model for identifying and measuring individual engagement in critical thinking in an online asynchronous discussion (OAD). The model is first developed through a review of the literature on the construct and subsequently applied to the content analysis of the transcripts of eight student participants in an online discussion. The model, which included four critical thinking processes, their descriptions and indicators, proved effective for the identification and measurement of individuals' critical thinking in OADs. Suggestions for further research include additional testing of the model using other raters in other OADs. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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