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hile critical thinking is an important attribute for success, it is not easily defined. Social scientists largely consider critical thinking to include a reasonable and reflective thought process focused on a decision of what to do or believe. PIE Center research seeks to understand this process and how it differs among people so that information can be presented in helpful ways to people engaged in critical thinking around a particular topic. Click on the project names below to read short summaries, download final reports, useful graphics and more.

Working together in groupsExamining how critical thinking style influences decision making

Faculty: Alexa Lamm, Joy Rumble
Graduate students: Courtney Owens, Arthur Leal
Collaboration with: UF/IFAS Wedgworth Leadership Institute

The UF Critical Thinking Inventory measures critical thinking style on a continuum that ranges between engaging and seeking information. By understanding how different people think critically about an issue and grouping people in the most beneficial ways, teams are more likely to succeed. PIE Center researchers are examining how critical thinking style is related to critical thinking skills within opinion leaders. As part of the public opinion surveys, PIE Center researchers measure critical thinking styles and the impact these thinking styles have on personal decision making.

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  • Examining how critical thinking style influences decision making

    Faculty: Alexa Lamm, Joy Rumble Graduate students: Courtney Owens, Arthur Leal Collaboration with: UF/IFAS Wedgworth Leadership Institute The UF Critical Thinking Inventory measures critical thinking style on a continuum that ranges between engaging and seeking information. By understanding how different people think critically about an issue and grouping people in the most beneficial ways, teams are more likely to succeed. PIE Center researchers are examining how critical thinking style is related to critical thinking skills within opinion leaders. As part of the public opinion surveys, PIE Center researchers measure critical thinking styles and the impact these thinking styles have on personal decision making. Website  Webinar