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ERIC Number: EJ975783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
Measuring Functional Creativity: Non-Expert Raters and the Creative Solution Diagnosis Scale
Cropley, David H.; Kaufman, James C.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v46 n2 p119-137 Jun 2012
The Creative Solution Diagnosis Scale (CSDS) is a 30-item scale based on a core of four criteria: Relevance & Effectiveness, Novelty, Elegance, and Genesis. The CSDS offers potential for the consensual assessment of functional product creativity. This article describes an empirical study in which non-expert judges rated a series of mousetrap designs using the 30-item CSDS. A confirmatory factor analysis revealed a simple structure that corresponded closely to the "a priori" theoretical model of functional creativity, resulting in a revised 24-item CSDS. Non-expert judges were able to use the scale with a high degree of reliability and internal consistency. The revised CSDS paves the way for further research into the use of non-expert judges as a possible replacement for more costly, harder-to-obtain experts when measuring product creativity using the Consensual Assessment Technique (CAT). (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California