Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal Form C

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Test Name:Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal Form C
Authors of Original Test: G. Watson
E. M. Glaser.
Local test distributor / publisher:Pearson Assessment
Date of Current Review:1997
Date of Publication of Current Review / Edition:24 Apr 2008
Type of Test:Verbal Ability
Main Area of Use:Work and Occupational
Constructs Measured:Designed to measure different, though interdependent, aspects of verbal reasoning.
Administration Mode:Supervised Group administration
Response Mode:Paper and pencil
General Description of Test:The Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (W-GCTA) consists of five sub-sets of items designed to measure different, though interdependent, aspects of verbal reasoning. These five aspects are: Inference; Recognition of Assumptions; Deduction; Interpretation; and Evaluation of Arguments. The test material consists of a series of statements, reflecting those found in newspapers and the general media and involving comment and assertions, which ought not to be accepted unquestioningly or without a degree of critical evaluation. Following each statement are a number of consequential propositions which the candidate has to evaluate using a multiple-choice format. This is a test of power rather than of speed. However, it is expected that the 80 items will be completed within 40 min by most candidates for professional, managerial and higher-level posts. The test can be used timed or untimed. Form C is the Anglicised version of the earlier US form B.


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