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Table 3 Combined critical thinking response types

From: Content analysis of medical students’ seminars: a unique method of analyzing clinical thinking

Response types Details of response types
Simple- Types 1, 2 and 7 Simple phrase responses, based on rote memory
Response has more depth that Type 1 but still based on rote memory, includes because, if, when, etc.
Social commentary, greetings, appreciation, etc., unrelated to tutored topic
Advanced thinking Types 3-5 Response to “How would you ask a patient_______?”
Response shows integration – combines ideas to form new meanings (analytical)
Response shows advanced integration – combines knowledge from multiple and/or obscure sources to introduce original ideal solutions (potentially novel to instructor as well)
Type 6 Spontaneous topic-related questions directed to instructor