In regards to the critical thinking tasks (three questions) the performances were not good.
No one correctly answered all three of the problems, and many participants missed all three.
A wide variety of cognitive skills (cognitive style / thinking dispositions and cognitive ability) fall within these domains of knowledge.
Components of critical thinking have been operationalized in a wide range of studies.
The assessment was constructed by the Stanovich, West, and Toplak Research Lab. Stanovich discussing the importance of a comprehensive assessment of rationality (Interview with Stanovich, Hale 2016): “Why does society need a comprehensive assessment of rational thinking?
CART assesses epistemic and instrumental rationality. To be globally rational in our modern society you must have the behavioral tendencies and knowledge bases that are assessed on the CART to a sufficient degree.The questions used on the test are presented here: , https://jamiehalesblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/In 2016, a prototype for a comprehensive assessment of rationality was made public: CART (Comprehensive Assessment of Rational Thinking).In a 2012 study (Hale 2012), I presented students with questions derived from critical thinking tests.The critical thinking tasks were cover tasks; the primary concern of the study was expectation and food liking.Most people are rational, if rational means an ability to provide some form of a reason for their behavior or actions.Cognitive science provides a different conceptualization of rationality—one that is consistent and subject to testing.Critical thinking is important; most people agree with that statement.Research in cognitive science conceptualizes and measures (that is, operationalizes) critical thinking.A scientific concept is one derived from converging evidence; critical thinking demonstrates that type of convergence (evidence from various theoretical underpinnings and research).Critical thinking is a concept-complex (it involves various concepts, connections, and interactions). These phrases are often mistakenly used interchangeably.