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Evidence evaluation and use in undergraduates' everyday reasoning

Anderson, A. and Soden, R. and Hunter, S.C. (2001) Evidence evaluation and use in undergraduates' everyday reasoning. Scottish Educational Review, 33 (1). pp. 59-71. ISSN 0141-9072

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Abstract

In a peer interaction task involving controversial topics, 30 undergraduate psychology students identified strengths and weaknesses of various items of evidence. Participants could make some appropriate criticisms of evidence and were most positive about research-based evidence. However, generalizations were most frequently used to bolster participants' arguments, even after exposure to various evidence forms.

Item type: Article
ID code: 5446
Keywords: college students, critical thinking, generalization, higher education, logical thinking, persuasive discourse, Higher Education, Psychology
Subjects: Education > Theory and practice of education > Higher Education
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Psychology
Faculty of Education > Educational and Professional Studies
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Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2008
Last modified: 04 Oct 2012 12:01
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5446

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