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Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal

Goodwin B Watson & Edwin M Glaser

Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (WGCTA)
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Online Development Report (add-on only)
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The Watson Glaser is a powerful measure designed to test high level critical thinking ability.

Suitable for

Graduate and Managerial level

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Product Description

Critical thinking is the ability to look at a situation and clearly understand it from multiple perspectives whilst separating facts from opinions and assumptions. Managers at all levels are bombarded with information that looks good on the surface but may be incomplete or even flawed. It's easy to make assumptions, draw the wrong conclusions and, therefore, make the wrong decisions. Making the right decisions in business is vital.

The questionnaire is divided into three sections, each of which measures a different aspect of critical thinking. The sections are:

  • Recognise assumptions
  • Evaluate arguments
  • Draw conclusions

A 40 item version of the WGCTA became available at the end of 2011 and has the following benefits:

  • More contemporary and business relevant items
  • Interpretable subscale scores that provide information about three critical thinking skill domains
  • Better face validity and applicability of items for individuals from countries other than the United States
  • Scoring based on Item Response Theory (IRT) allowing a more accurate estimate of true critical thinking skills
  • Automated reports which include a basic Profile Report, an Interview Report and a Development Report are available
  • There is the ability to re-test candidates who completed Watson-Glaser with a further supervised test
  • A range of Norm Groups available

If you wish to review a copy of the Watson-Glaser manual, please contact us.

Watson Glaser is published and owned by Pearson TalentLens and distributed by Hogrefe.

Qualification level required:
Test User Occupational: Ability, or equivalent. Please see our Test User Qualifications page for guidance


Up to 30 minutes


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