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ERIC Number: EJ889677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
The Evidence Matrix: A Simple Heuristic for Analyzing and Integrating Evidence
Atkinson, Maxine P.; Wills, Jeremiah B.; McClure, Amy I.
Teaching Sociology, v36 n3 p262-271 Jul 2008
The debate defining thinking, critical thinking, and higher-level thinking is expansive. Geersteen (2003) provides an excellent review of this literature and suggests that one way to distinguish between lower- and higher-level thinking is based on the level of abstraction. In this article, the authors focus on analysis and synthesis or integration--that is, identifying parts and putting these parts together to form a coherent whole. They offer a simple heuristic device, the evidence matrix, that helps students recognize the relationship between sources of evidence. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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