Examining the Critical Thinking Dispositions and the Problem Solving Skills of Computer Engineering Students
Özcan ÖZYURT 1 *
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1 Karadeniz Technical University
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Abstract

Background:
In today’s world, critical thinking and problem solving are among the primary skills that need to be held by individuals.

Materials and methods:
This study was carried out at the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year in a university located in the north of Turkey. A total of 186 computer engineering students participated in the study. The California Critical Thinking Dispositions Inventory and the Problem Solving Inventory were used for data collection. The descriptive survey model was employed in the present study. The data obtained in the study were analyzed based on the research questions.

Results:
The students generally had high-level CTDs. The students generally had high-level PSSs. a negative low statistically significant relationship was found between the two variables.

Conclusions:
It was found out that the computer engineering students generally had high-level CTDs. It was seen that the CTD levels of the students did not vary statistically significantly by gender and grade. the computer engineering students had generally high-level PSSs. The PSS levels of the students did not vary statistically significantly by gender and grade. Finally, a negative low statistically significant relationship was found between the CTD and the PSS levels of the students.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2015.1342a

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2015 - Volume 11 Issue 2, pp. 353-361

Publication date: 02 Apr 2015

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