In the unit introduction, we mentioned the importance of critical thinking skills in applying evidence-based solutions to create desirable outcomes in psychology. In Unit 4, we began locating and evaluating high-quality research to support our practice in the field of psychology. In this unit, we add critical thinking tools to our repertoire to further critique research and its relevancy to our research questions and practice. Let’s share our insights from reading and evaluating research. Respond to the following questions:
If you had any trouble evaluating your research articles or gathering insights about your research question, use this discussion to receive support from your peers and instructor to work through your challenges.
Be sure to integrate the Facione article into your discussion response and use the following APA reference:
Facione, A. P. (2011). Critical thinking: What it is and why it counts. Retrieved from http://www.insightassessment.com/CT-Resources/Critical-Thinking-What-It-Is-and-Why-It-Counts/Critical-Thinking-What-It-Is-and-Why-It-Counts-PDF
Read your peers’ discussion posts and respond to at least two of them.
Be sure to provide substantive responses to help your peers build on their learning and reference any relevant assigned readings, additional resources, or professional literature to support your response.