Measuring critical thinking in problem-based learning discourse.

  title={Measuring critical thinking in problem-based learning discourse.},
  author={Carol S Kamin and Patricia O'Sullivan and Monica Younger and Robin Deterding},
  journal={Teaching and learning in medicine},
  volume={13 1},
BACKGROUND Critical thinking (CT) is a composite of skills linked to problem-based learning (PBL). PURPOSES This study has 3 purposes: (a) to determine if PBL discourse could be coded for CT, (b) to demonstrate reliable coding, and (c) to determine whether a CT ratio would provide a valid measure to compare 2 PBL groups. METHODS Using prior research, we refined the code for a content analysis of PBL transcripts. Raters coded 6 hr of transcripts and computed CT ratios for each of the 5 CT… CONTINUE READING