Critical Thinking Distance Education And Traditional Education

853 WordsSep 15, 20154 Pages
Comparison Matrix Paper Introduction The purpose of this paper is to analyze, compare, and synthesize themes from three articles. Article one Weidman, J. C., & Stein, E. L. (2003) Socialization of doctoral students to academic norms was a study addressing research methodology by looking at the relationships between faculty and doctoral students. Article two Baker & Lattuca (2010) Developmental networks and learning toward an interdisciplinary perspective on identity development during the doctoral study discusses two theories. This study looks at the development of the character of the doctoral student. Article three Visser, Visser & Schlosser (2003) Critical thinking distance education and traditional education implies that critical thinking has no different role than in traditional education. A synthesis of common themes identified in the analysis suggests that faculty plays an important role the process of socialization, identity, and critical thinking development. Research Question In article one, authors Weidman & Stein (2003) addresses does the relationship with the academic department play a role in developing socialization and does this impact participation in scholarly activities. To discover the answer to this question, the authors decided to test and existing research by conducting a study. Like article one the question posed article two and three was similar in the regards to relationship roles between the students and faculty. In article two, author’s
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