Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal Form C


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Note: This test review was published by BPS on 24th April 2008

Description of the 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.

Authors: G. Watson, E.M. Glaser

Test Publisher: Pearson Assessment

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