ERIC Number: ED082142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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Development of New Criteria for the Evaluation of Creative Studies Programs.
Parnes, Sidney J.; Treffinger, Donald J.
The first purposes of this project were to develop a new measure of Creative Problem-Solving (Improving Research Testing) and to develop new scoring criteria for the College Situations Problems. In addition, evidence concerning the reliability and validity of nine new variables derived from these two measures was examined. Adequate levels of inter-problem and inter-rater reliability were obtained for each of the nine variables. Seven of the nine new variables were also correlated positively and significantly (although moderately) with a variety of external criteria commonly associated with creativity, including divergent thinking abilities and several scales representing non-academic accomplishments. Finally, the nine new variables were applied in comparing four experimental groups and a control group in the Creative Studies Project. Significant results, favoring experimental groups, were obtained for three of the five variables derived from the Improving Research Testing measure, but not for the four variables derived from the College Situations Problems. Implications for subsequent research were also identified. (Author/LL)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Research Foundation.; State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo.