Volume 9, Issue 3 (Autumn 2007)                   Advances in Cognitive Sciences 2007, 9(3): 63-72 | Back to browse issues page

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Mehrinejad A. Adaptation and Normalization of California Critical Thinking Skills Test. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2007; 9 (3) :63-72
URL: http://icssjournal.ir/article-1-391-en.html
Abstract:   (908 Views)
Objective: To adapt and normalize the California Critical Thinking Skills Test for university students in the city of Tehran.
Method: After the translation and a primary execution of the test, the revised form was completed by 1000 students selected using convenience sampling from the five majors of medicine, humanities, technical and engineering sciences, art and basic sciences. The data were analyzed using mean, standard deviation, Pearson's two-tailed correlation coefficient, Z and t percentage scores for the three skills of evaluation, inference, and analysis; total score based on sexuality for each of the educational groups and the total students were used as well as internal consistency tests (Cronbach's alpha and split-half).
Results: The internal consistency of the adapted test was 0.78 using split-half method, and 0.79, 0.75, 0.91, and 0.83 using Cronbach's alpha, for evaluation, analysis, inference and total skills respectively. In addition, the mean scores of critical thought in students of all majors in the universities of Tehran were significantly lower than that of a number of American universities.
Conclusion: The validity of the adapted version of the test was acceptable and its norms have been calculated and provided for students in Tehran.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2007/04/4 | Accepted: 2007/07/20 | Published: 2007/09/23

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