ERIC Number: EJ1096996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Critical Thinking in Social Work Education: A Research Synthesis
Samson, Patricia L.
Journal of Social Work Education, v52 n2 p147-156 2016
In a meta-analytic review of critical thinking in social work education, findings revealed variability in research designs, methods, and subsequent findings. The 10 studies reviewed assessed different components of critical thinking and highlighted different potential moderator variables. Although there are significant limitations to all the studies analyzed in this review, findings suggest some practical significance and point to the need for future research to include more rigorous experimental research designs that include control groups and a comprehensive analysis of potential moderator variables that may include socioeconomic status, ethnicity, academic rank, and teaching methodology.
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Social Work, Meta Analysis, Research Design, Research Methodology, Definitions, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Tests, Essay Tests, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Experiential Learning, Student Centered Learning, College Students, Statistical Significance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Cornell Critical Thinking Test; California Critical Thinking Skills Test (College); Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal