Title

Critical Thinking Skills of Faculty Teaching Medical Subjects in a Military Environment

Date of Degree

12-2005

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Program

Education

Advisor

Annette E. Craven

Advisor

Daniel G. Dominguez

Advisor

William Tozier

Advisor

Nursen Zanca

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to measure the critical thinking skills of instructors assigned to the US Army Medical Department Center and School. Representing a response rate o f 47%, 346 subjects completed Form 2000 of the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) yielding an overall score and five sub-scores: analysis, inference, evaluation, induction, and deduction. Participants also reported demographics which included gender, ethnicity, age, rank, medical specialty (MOS or AOC), highest degree held, assignment background, deployment experience, and years of service. Descriptive statistics, t tests, and one-way ANOVA were used to analyze data. Significance at p

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