An evidence-based review of creative problem solving tools: a practitioner’s resource

Vernon, D., Hocking, I. and Tyler, T. C. (2016) An evidence-based review of creative problem solving tools: a practitioner’s resource. Human Resource Development Review. ISSN 1534-4843.

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Abstract

Creative problem solving (CPS) requires solutions to be useful and original. Typically, its operations span problem finding, idea generation and critical evaluation. The benefits of training CPS have been extolled in education, industry and government with evidence showing it can enhance performance. However, while such training schemes work, less is known about the specific tools used. Knowing whether a particular tool works or not would provide practitioners with a valuable resource, leading to more effective training schemes, and a better understanding of the processes involved. A comprehensive review was undertaken examining the empirical support of tools used within CPS. Despite the surprising lack of research focusing on the use and success of specific tools some evidence exists to support the effectiveness of a small set. Such findings present practitioners with a potential resource that could be used in a stand-alone setting or possibly combined to create more effective training programmes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: creative problem solving, tools, evidence, practitioner resource
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0636 Applied psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0638 New Thought. Menticulture, etc.
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology
Depositing User: Dr David Vernon
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 13:17
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 04:06
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/14436

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