The University of Sheffield

Critical Thinking

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The phases of skill development required to progress in this area are detailed to the left. Take your time to read through and see where you are currently at and where you would like to be.

Think Ahead - click here to go to the University's researcher portal
LMS - click here to go to the Unviersity's Learning Management System to find out courses on offer
DDP portal - click here to go to the University's PGR seminar registration system
Developing Professional Skills for Research Leadership - click here to go to an online learning resource available to enable further exploration and development of leadership skills.

Relevant workshops:

DDP 'Introduction to Scientific Thinking' (MED610)
DDP 'Critical Review of Research Papers' (MED640) - Faculty of MDH only

File Description
Institute for Academic Development handout on 'Reading Critically'

A one sided pdf that poses some questions to aid critical reading.

Resource Description
An introduction to Critical Thinking and Academic Research

This guide explains the fundamental role of critical thinking in the academic research process.

University of Idaho resource on 'Argument Reconstruction'

An exploration into Argument Construction and Critical Thinking

Evaluating information and critical thinking

The UoS Library: Save time by defining your information needs, evaluating books and journal articles and resources on the open web

Critical Thinking course. Topics include; •Breaking big problems into small ones, •Defining the problem statement, •Asking focusing questions, •Finding root causes, •Finding root causes, •Teaching others to think critically