Research Project..

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I am thinking about doing my research project on the credibility of Baxter Magolda.   I am interested in analyzing her interpretations of the interviews.

  •  What makes her a qualified person to be interpreting the interviews?
  •  Is she biased?..and does that skew her interpretations and thus the conclusions she makes from the interviews?

Steps to Critical Thinking

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Critical thinking is drawing objective conclusions by being observant and aware of details.  Here are some steps I am going to utilize to become a better researcher:

  • Come at a situation objectively and acknowledge all perspectives
  • Question everything
  • Challenge the authority of the common assumption or understanding
  •  Don’t take information at face value
  • Analyze the way arguments and daily occurrences are presented and the moves individuals use to entice their intended audience
  • Avoid broad interpretations
  • Be aware of the context and background of the subject