ERIC Number: ED060658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Computer Simulation of Human Ratings of Creativity. Final Report.
Paulus, Dieter H.; And Others
The Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) may represent a breakthrough in the area of creativity research, since they provide a functional instrument for measuring creative potential in children, adolescents, and adults. However, there are certain technical problems with achieving interscorer reliability which may act as a deterrent to the widespread use of the tests. A thorough review of the literature has revealed that computerized content analysis has not been used for scoring creativity tests, although it appears to be an appropriate approach. Therefore, a study was devised to develop strategies appropriate to computer scoring of the TTCT, to determine the effectiveness of actuarial measures in the prediction of scores, and to make some initial explorations regarding the appropriateness of the norms developed by Torrance for scoring the tests. Responses of 153 subjects to Verbal Form A of the tests were reliably rated by four trained judges, and multiple correlation analyses were computed. The regression equations generated through this process were shown to have high predictive power, and examination of the important predictors suggested that the TTCT has a single underlying dimension of verbal fluency. Category count variables were useful in the prediction process. (Author/SH)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. School of Education.
Identifiers: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking