Monday, July 15, 2013

Spotted: Closing the gaps - toward unifying and deepening the study of creativity

Text analysis for measuring creativity. 

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// published on Creativity and Cognition-Latest Proceeding Volume // visit site

Closing the gaps: toward unifying and deepening the study of creativity

Scott Dexter, Aaron Kozbelt

We propose that the study of creativity would benefit from more efforts to unify methods and results from disparate modes of inquiry and domains. We illustrate one approach for combining two perspectives: Martindale's regressive imagery and computer-based text analysis; and Ericsson and Simon's articulation of concurrent verbal protocol analysis for studying creative problem solving. We examine two domains: visual arts and computer programming. Our approach yields data suggestive of potentially key differences across domains, thereby suggesting that such hybrid techniques may inform creative problem solving in basic and unprecedented ways.