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ERIC Number: ED258186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship between the Originality of Essays and Variables in the Problem-Discovery Process: A Study of Creative and Noncreative Middle School Students.
Moore, Michael T.
Studies of creativity have generally dealt with the creative act, typically defined as the statistically infrequent approach to problem solving. A study was conducted to determine whether a relationship exists between problem discovery and originality of the written product, and whether problem-finding behavior may be observed in student writers. The subjects were matched pairs of middle school students. Eight high creative students matched with eight low creative students entered a room one at a time and were instructed to arrange any or all of 15 objects on an empty table and then to create a piece of writing. A tape recorded session was held immediately after the writing was completed. Results of holistic evaluation showed that scores for the creative writers were consistently higher, indicating a relationship between problem finding and product originality. (Tables of findings are included.) (DF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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