ERIC Number: ED492405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Bringing Creativity into Being: Underlying Assumptions That Influence Methods of Studying Organizational Creativity
Taylor, Mark; Callahan, Jamie L.
We compare different epistemological frameworks for the effective collection of creativity data. We suggest that researchers' epistemological approaches can significantly influence collection methods and subsequent outcomes. Classic sociological epistemological approaches--functionalism, interpretivism, radical humanism, and radical structuralism (Burrell & Morgan, 1979)--are used to categorize definitions of creativity. We provide an overview of methods used in extant literature on creativity and suggest that alternative approaches may be useful in studies of organizational creativity.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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