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All new Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) curriculum students are being asked to participate in this survey. This survey is being conducted by Michael Boone, QEP Director at CVCC.

The purpose of this survey is to assess students' critical thinking abilities. Below is an online questionnaire that will ask you to rate your desire to evaluate information, your desire to have access to information, your desire to find information, and your desire to use information.

What is your gender?


How old are you?

15 - 19
20 - 24
25 - 29
30 - 34
35 - 39
40 - 44
45 - 49
50 - 54
55 - 59
60 - 64
65 or older

Are you a full-time or part-time student?


Read each of the following statements and select the response that most accurately describes you.

1 (not at all characteristic of me) 2 3 4 5 (extremely characteristic of me)

1. When trying to make an important decision, I carefully consider information on both sides of the issue, even information with which I do not agree.

2. When trying to make an important decision, I am able to decide which information is relevant and which information is not.

3. I believe it is important to seek out expert or authoritative sources (e.g. scholarly research, government websites, experienced experts or specialists) when using information to make an important decision.

4. When I face an important decision, I know that I already have certain opinions and experiences that will influence my decision.

5. To make sure I am being reasonable, I evaluate my thinking when trying to make an important decision.

6. When I am about to make an important decision, I take a step back and carefully evaluate my thinking.