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Evaluating the impact of the components of a mobile behavior change intervention to support critical thinking in research projects

Evaluating the impact of the components of a mobile behavior change intervention to support critical thinking in research projects
Evaluating the impact of the components of a mobile behavior change intervention to support critical thinking in research projects

This paper presents a study which aims to provide an understanding of the impact of using the components of a digital mobile-based behavior change intervention (mBCI) to support critical thinking skills during university student research projects. The digital behavior change interventions are tools and techniques designed to induce behavior change and provide continuous support and tailored advice for willing learners through web and mobile platforms. We investigated the impact and the usability of the designed tools by analyzing self-reflections and the users on the digital mobile-based behavior change intervention components. An instrument was used to examine the differences in the self-perceived improvement of critical thinking between the intervention group and the control group before and after working on real research projects for two months. The results of comparing post surveys for the independent samples showed that the intervention group had a statistically significant perceived improvement in critical thinking than the control group. The findings indicated encouraging and positive feedback on the use of mobile intervention components to promote critical thinking when supervising research projects.

Critical thinking, Digital intervention, Mobile learning
65-72
IADIS Press
Asiri, Yousef
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Millard, David
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Weal, Mark
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Ravesteijn, Pascal
Rodrigues, Luis
Isaias, Pedro
Ongena, Guido
Sanchez, Inmaculada Arnedillo
Asiri, Yousef
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Millard, David
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Weal, Mark
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Ravesteijn, Pascal
Rodrigues, Luis
Isaias, Pedro
Ongena, Guido
Sanchez, Inmaculada Arnedillo

Asiri, Yousef, Millard, David and Weal, Mark (2019) Evaluating the impact of the components of a mobile behavior change intervention to support critical thinking in research projects. Ravesteijn, Pascal, Rodrigues, Luis, Isaias, Pedro, Ongena, Guido and Sanchez, Inmaculada Arnedillo (eds.) In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2019, ML 2019. IADIS Press. pp. 65-72 .

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Abstract

This paper presents a study which aims to provide an understanding of the impact of using the components of a digital mobile-based behavior change intervention (mBCI) to support critical thinking skills during university student research projects. The digital behavior change interventions are tools and techniques designed to induce behavior change and provide continuous support and tailored advice for willing learners through web and mobile platforms. We investigated the impact and the usability of the designed tools by analyzing self-reflections and the users on the digital mobile-based behavior change intervention components. An instrument was used to examine the differences in the self-perceived improvement of critical thinking between the intervention group and the control group before and after working on real research projects for two months. The results of comparing post surveys for the independent samples showed that the intervention group had a statistically significant perceived improvement in critical thinking than the control group. The findings indicated encouraging and positive feedback on the use of mobile intervention components to promote critical thinking when supervising research projects.

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Published date: 2019
Venue - Dates: 15th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2019, ML 2019, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2019-04-11 - 2019-04-13
Keywords: Critical thinking, Digital intervention, Mobile learning

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Local EPrints ID: 431681
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/431681
PURE UUID: 96a1db31-6f4b-45a4-bf69-a9b22df0ac6d
ORCID for David Millard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7512-2710
ORCID for Mark Weal: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6251-8786

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Date deposited: 13 Jun 2019 16:30
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:21

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