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Critical Thinking: A User’s Manual

Critical Thinking: A User’s Manual

  • Author: Debra Jackson,Paul Newberry
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495814075
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 368
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CRITICAL THINKING: A USER’S MANUAL offers an innovative skill-based approach to critical thinking that provides step-by-step tools for learning to evaluate arguments. Students build a complete skill set by recognizing, analyzing, diagramming, and evaluating arguments; later chapters encourage application of the basic skills to categorical, truth-functional, analogical, generalization, and causal arguments as well as fallacies. The exercises throughout the text engage readers in active learning, integrate writing as part of the critical thinking process, and emphasize skill transference. A special feature, called Your Turn! encourages students to not just skim through the book’s explanations, but stop, think, and apply what they are learning. CRITICAL THINKING: A USER’S MANUAL offers multiple opportunities for different kinds of practice and options for appealing to different learning styles. The quantity and variety of exercises allow for group work, reflection and application, and writing practice as well as traditional homework exercises. Aplia, an online homework solution that increases student effort and engagement, is available as an option with this text to provide additional critical thinking practice with immediate feedback to reinforce the skills students are building in class. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Becoming a Critical Thinker

Becoming a Critical Thinker

A User-Friendly Manual

  • Author: Sherry Diestler
  • Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
  • ISBN: 0205893600
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 512
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Developing Instinctive Analytical Skills in Students Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User Friendly Manual trains students to distinguish high-quality, well-supported arguments from those with little or no evidence to support them. It develops the skills required to effectively evaluate the many claims facing them as citizens, learners, consumers, and human beings, and also to be effective advocates for their beliefs. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning - MyThinkingLabdelivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Coverage of persuasive speaking, decision-making, the Toulmin model of argumentation, and chapter-end writing and speaking exercisesall teach students to construct and present arguments so that they can gain skill and confidence. Engage Students - Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User Friendly Manual exposes students to a variety of contemporary and multicultural issues, engaging their understanding of analytical skills through the use of articles and varied examples. Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor’s Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. PLUS, our new Instructor’s Manual has been updated and expanded with revised tests and answer keys, a discussion of chapter exercises, and suggestions for teaching critical thinking concepts. Note: MyThinkingLab does no come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyThinkingLab, please visit www.MyThinkingLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyThinkingLab (VP ISBN-10: 0205176038, VO ISBN-13: 9780205176038)

Critical Thinking and the Process of Evidence-Based Practice

Critical Thinking and the Process of Evidence-Based Practice

  • Author: Eileen D. Gambrill
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 019046335X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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In Critical Thinking and the Process of Evidence-Based Practice, Eileen Gambrill provides a detailed description of the process of evidence-based practice (EBP), designed to help individual practitioners and their clients make informed decisions. This book clearly distinguishes EBP from the promotion of EBPs, and discusses the origins of the process as well as related controversies and implementation obstacles. Ethical obligations to involve clients as informed participants are emphasized including attention to the close connection between evidentiary and ethical issues. The text features chapters covering clinical expertise, argumentation, avoidance of biases and fallacies, and common organizational and personal obstacles in optimizing quality of services. It serves as a valuable resource to professionals and students in the helping professions.

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

A Concise Guide

  • Author: Tracy Bowell,Gary Kemp
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317677188
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 318
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We are frequently confronted with arguments. Arguments are attempts to persuade us – to influence our beliefs and actions – by giving us reasons to believe this or that. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide will equip students with the concepts and techniques used in the identification, analysis and assessment of arguments. Through precise and accessible discussion, this book provides the tools to become a successful critical thinker, one who can act and believe in accordance with good reasons, and who can articulate and make explicit those reasons. Key topics discussed include: core concepts in argumentation how language can serve to obscure or conceal the real content of arguments; how to distinguish argumentation from rhetoric how to avoid common confusions surrounding words such as ‘truth’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘opinion’ how to identify and evaluate the most common types of argument how to distinguish good reasoning from bad in terms of deductive validly and induction. This fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout, with a new introduction for each chapter and up-to-date topical examples. Particular revisions include: practical reasoning; understanding quantitative data, statistics, and the rhetoric used about them; scientific reasoning; the connection to formal logic and the logic of probability; conditionals; ambiguity; vagueness; slippery slope arguments; and arguments by analogy. The dynamic Routledge Critical Thinking companion website provides thoroughly updated resources for both instructors and students including new examples and case studies, flashcards, sample questions, practice questions and answers, student activities and a testbank of questions for use in the classroom.

Mental Health Nursing E-Book

Mental Health Nursing E-Book

  • Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette,Steve Trenoweth
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702046647
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 496
  • View: 5622
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This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter

Thinking Sociologically

Thinking Sociologically

A Critical Thinking Activities Manual

  • Author: Josephine A. Ruggiero
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • ISBN: 9780205278183
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 42
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Sprint

Sprint

Wie man in nur fünf Tagen neue Ideen testet und Probleme löst

  • Author: Jake Knapp,Braden Kowitz,John Zeratsky
  • Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
  • ISBN: 3864149061
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
  • View: 6443
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Unternehmer, Gründer und Teams stehen täglich vor der Herausforderung: Womit soll man zuerst anfangen, worauf sich am meisten fokussieren? Und wie viele Diskussionen und Meetings sind nötig, bevor man ganz sicher die garantiert richtige Lösung hat? Die Folge ist, dass allzu oft das Projekt auf der Stelle tritt und man überhaupt nicht vorwärtskommt. Dafür gibt es eine geniale Lösung: Sprint. Die ist ein einzigartiger, innovativer und narrensicherer Prozess, mit dem sich die härtesten Probleme in nur fünf Tagen lösen lassen – von Montag bis Freitag. Der Entwickler Jake Knapp entwarf diesen Prozess bei und für Google, wo er seither in allen Bereichen genutzt wird. Zusammen mit John Zeratsky und Braden Kowitz hat er darüber hinaus bereits mehr als 100 Sprints in Firmen aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen durchgeführt. Der Sprint-Prozess bietet praktische Hilfe für Unternehmen aller Größen, vom kleinen Start-up bis hin zum Fortune-100-Unternehmen. Die Methode ist auch für alle anderen bewährt, die vor einem großen Problem stehen, schnell eine Idee testen oder einfach eine Möglichkeit schnell ergreifen wollen.

Is evidence-based psychiatry ethical?

Is evidence-based psychiatry ethical?

  • Author: Mona Gupta
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191028312
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 192
  • View: 4579
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Rated as one of the top 15 breakthroughs in medicine over the last 150 years, evidence-based medicine (EBM) has become highly influential in medicine. Put simply, EBM promotes a seemingly irrefutable, principle: that decision-making in medical practice should be based, as much as possible, on the most up-to-date research findings. EBM has been particularly popular within psychiatry, a field that is haunted by a legacy of controversial interventions. For advocates, anchoring psychiatric practice in research data makes psychiatry more scientific valid and ethically legitimate. Few, however, have questioned whether EBM, a concept pioneered by those working in other areas of medicine, can be applied to psychiatric disorders. In this groundbreaking book, the Canadian psychiatrist and ethicist Mona Gupta analyzes the basic assumptions of EBM, and critically examines their applicability to psychiatry. By highlighting the basic ethical tensions between psychiatry and EBM, the author addresses the fundamental and controversial question - should psychiatrists practice evidence-based medicine at all?

College, a User's Manual

College, a User's Manual

All the Important Things No One Else Will Tell You about College and College Life

  • Author: Scott Edelstein
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 241
  • View: 3966
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Gives advice on selecting a school, gaining admission, arranging financial aid, picking good classes, taking exams, handling stress, and looking for work

The NPEC sourcebook on assessment

The NPEC sourcebook on assessment

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1428926690
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Thinking critically about critical thinking. Instructor&s manual

Thinking critically about critical thinking. Instructor&s manual

  • Author: Diane F. Halpern
  • Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 205
  • View: 9644
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Thinking is not a spectator sport. Research has shown that the skills of critical thinking must be practiced with a wide variety of problems in many different contexts in order to be learned and retained. The exercises, questions, and reviews in this workbook are designed to provide the systematic practice needed to help readers become more critical thinkers. By reading and responding to the questions before reading the accompanying chapter in the text, readers will develop a framework that will help them to comprehend, anticipate, and organize the information in the accompanying chapter. Based on principles of active learning with authentic tasks, all of the exercises were written to be similar to problems and situations readers are likely to encounter in real life -- and they provide numerous examples for both short and extended writing assignments. Problems include topics such as saving money; understanding a research report that appears in a newspaper; recognizing propaganda; reaching reasoned conclusions; avoiding common biases; and deciding when a risk is "too risky." These exercises also work well for cooperative learning projects and are designed to help adult learners develop the skills and the habits of mind essential for life-long learning. Designed to be used in conjunction with Halpern's text, Thought & Knowledge, this workbook could also be used with other texts or as a stand-alone enhancement in courses on thinking skills and cognitive psychology. All exercises along with syllabus suggestions and self assessments are available in the Instructor's Manual.

Discovering Arguments

Discovering Arguments

An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Writing with Readings

  • Author: Dean Memering,William Palmer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780131895676
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 586
  • View: 2477
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This book uses logos, pathos, and ethos in critical thinking, active reading, and persuasive writing. Accessible and stimulating, the versatile manual can be used as a rhetoric, a reader, a guide on research writing, and a guide on style. Through its chapters, users learn to excel at what they say; through our style interchapters users earn to excel at how they say it. Cheating, conservation, race, politics, male/female communication styles, gun control, abortion, same-sex marriage, stem cell research - many diverse and mature readings on these subjects engage readers and writers in analytical thinking and stimulate them to react with thoughtful discussions and compositions. For individuals who want to communicate clearly, argue persuasively, and analyze and evaluate what they read.

Critical Thinking: The Beginners User Manual to Improve Your Communication and Self Confidence Skills Everyday. the Tools and the Concept

Critical Thinking: The Beginners User Manual to Improve Your Communication and Self Confidence Skills Everyday. the Tools and the Concept

  • Author: Ray Manson,Jocko Babin
  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • ISBN: 9781799242628
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 144
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★★Buy the Paperback Version of this Book and get the Kindle Book version for FREE ★★ACHIEVE YOUR BIGGEST GOALS! Have you ever felt so frustrated by the outcome of some situations? Sometimes, do you wonder why every decision you make seems wrong and then regret it later? Do you ask yourself numerous questions about what might have gone wrong and then start second-guessing yourself and get scared of making decisions? Do you even start being paranoid about what people will think of you? Do you desire to get to that point where you are confident about your decisions and that you know under no circumstances can there be a better decision on the situation than the one you have been given? Decision making is part of every person on a daily basis. Parents may be faced with the decision of what school to take their firstborn child-they get overwhelmed on how to decide which school best suits their child and must make a decision. Other simple decisions may be about buying a car for the family and so forth. Students are also required to make decisions and find solutions to problems presented by their tutors. Every day, in every aspect of life, you must make a decision or solve a problem. To arrive effectively at the best conclusions, you need a very important skill called critical thinking. The secret to making productive decisions at the workplace, school, home, and so forth is applying the process of critical thinking. This book is very detailed yet simplified on the aspect of critical thinking. As a student, you need to apply critical thinking skills for problem-solving. There is a detailed process of how to apply and develop this. As a parent, you are faced with daily decisions to make or problems that need solutions whether at home or at work. This book gives you a detailed approach to critical thinking into your day-to-day life and how to make the best decisions as a parent or even as an employee. Critical thinking is also very important in organizations in helping them serve their clients in the best way possible, manage their staff, and run their networks efficiently. The book discusses critical thinking in organizations and how it is beneficial to them. Some professions require critical thinking daily-such as in the case of a psychologist. This book also discusses how critical thinking helps a psychologist in making decisions that sometimes may mean life and death for a patient or understanding their behavior. What about improving your skills daily? With the dynamic world that we live in, a person is required to improve their critical thinking and decision-making skills to go with the times. This book discusses tips on how to improve your critical thinking skills as a student, nurse, employee, manager, and so forth. It further gives you the daily habits of a critical thinker that will help you as you pursue your critical thinking skills. If you have had the above-discussed questions and want a solution, then this is the book for you. It is detailed yet simplified enough to help you develop, improve, and maintain your critical thinking skills. If all of this sounds like your ideal book, then hop on over and hit now that buy button! Well, stress no more! Buy this book and also learn all... and DOWNLOAD IT NOW!

Creating Self-Regulated Learners

Creating Self-Regulated Learners

Strategies to Strengthen Students’ Self-Awareness and Learning Skills

  • Author: Linda Nilson
  • Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • ISBN: 1579228690
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 180
  • View: 6156
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Most of our students neither know how learning works nor what they have to do to ensure it, to the detriment both of their studies and their development as lifelong learners. The point of departure for this book is the literature on self-regulated learning that tells us that deep, lasting, independent learning requires learners to bring into play a range of cognitive skills, affective attitudes, and even physical activities – about which most students are wholly unaware; and that self-regulation, which has little to do with measured intelligence, can be developed by just about anyone and is a fundamental prerequisite of academic success. Linda Nilson provides the theoretical background to student self-regulation,the evidence that it enhances achievement, and the strategies to help students develop it. She presents an array of tested activities and assignments through which students can progressively reflect on, monitor and improve their learning skills; describes how they can be integrated with different course components and on various schedules; and elucidates how to intentionally and seamlessly incorporate them into course design to effectively meet disciplinary and student development objectives. Recognizing that most faculty are unfamiliar with these strategies, she also recommends how to prepare for introducing them into the classroom and adding more as instructors become more confident using them. The book concludes with descriptions of courses from different fields to offer models and ideas for implementation. At a time of so much concern about what our students are learning in college and how well prepared they are for the challenges of tomorrow’s economy and society, self-regulated learning provides a reassuring solution, particularly as studies indicate that struggling students benefit the most from practicing it.

The Role of the Preceptor

The Role of the Preceptor

A Guide for Nurse Educators, Clinicians, and Managers, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Jean Pieri Flynn, EdD, RN,Madonna C. C. Stack, MA, MPA, RN
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780826137166
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 176
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Thoroughly updated, this practical "how-to" guide provides a useful and easy-to-follow framework for developing and implementing preceptor programs, for learning to precept students, and for facilitating the development of expertise in both preceptors and preceptees. The contributor list includes specialists within a wide spectrum of clinical nursing settings who have expertise in preceptor program development. This text is essential to nursing faculty and nursing clinicians who want to set up preceptor programs, guide student experiences, or help orient novice practitioners to the practice setting. It explains the differences between precepting and mentoring or teaching; provides insights into preceptor programs; and explores internships, residencies, and mentoring.

Critical Thinking Instructor's Manual

Critical Thinking Instructor's Manual

The Logical Accessory

  • Author: Brooke Noel Moore,Richard Parker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781559348379
  • Category: Critical thinking
  • Page: 364
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The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual with Trigger Points, Referral Patterns and Stretching

The Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual with Trigger Points, Referral Patterns and Stretching

  • Author: Joseph E. Muscolino
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323051715
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 530
  • View: 8551
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This new work by a renowned massage author takes a close look at palpation of muscle and bone, and includes content related topics including trigger points with their pain referral patterns, stretching, and body mechanics. The DVD features video demonstrations of palpation of all muscles. Illustrations.

Religion Today

Religion Today

A Critical Thinking Approach to Religious Studies

  • Author: Ross Aden
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 1442219610
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 440
  • View: 4522
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Religion Today introduces students to key concepts in religious studies through a compelling problem-solving framework. Each chapter opens with a contemporary case study that helps students engage in current religious issues, explore possible solutions to difficult religious problems today, and learn key themes and concepts in religious studies.

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

A Critical Thinking Approach

  • Author: Katherine A. Currier,Thomas E. Eimermann
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
  • ISBN: 0735578648
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 634
  • View: 7073
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This comprehensive, intelligent overview covers all the key concepts addressed in a typical introduction to paralegal studies course and teaches students the basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases. The carefully organized, accessible text combines an introduction to law and legal concepts with practical information about what paralegals actually do in the legal system. A critical thinking approach introduces students to the study of law, encouraging them to interact with the materials through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions. Introduction to Paralegal Studies: A Critical Thinking Approach is divided into four parts, reflecting the progression of an introductory course: Part I: Paralegals and the American Legal System; Part II: Substance of the Law; Part III: Legal Analysis and Research; Part IV: Paralegals and the Work World. Strong pedagogy includes ethics alerts, marginal definitions, Internet references, and legal reasoning exercises throughout the book. An excellent ancillary package is available to instructors, with a comprehensive Manual, in-depth test bank, and PowerPoint slides. The Fifth Edition features new developments incorporated throughout the text. New web exercises as well as new and updated assignments bring the text up to the minute. The chapters on Statutory Law and Court Opinions have been edited for greater clarity and comprehension. Features: comprehensive, intelligent overview of all the key concepts covered in a typical introductory course combines legal concepts with practical information about what paralegals actually do critical thinking approach introduces students to the study of law encourages interaction through hypotheticals, examples, and well-designed questions divided into four parts, reflecting the course Part I: Paralegals and the American Legal System Part II: Substance of the Law Part III: Legal Analysis and Research Part IV: Paralegals and the Work World teaches basic skills necessary to understand statutes and court cases strong pedagogy and well-organized format ethics alerts marginal definitions Internet references legal reasoning exercises throughout the book excellent ancillary package comprehensive Instructor s Manual in-depth test bank PowerPoint slides Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition presents: new web exercises new developments incorporated throughout this edition new and updated assignments chapters on Statutory Law and Court Opinions edited for greater clarity and comprehension