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Focus Groups

Cindy Dell Clark

in In A Younger Voice: Doing Child-Centered Qualitative Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195376593
eISBN:
9780199865437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376593.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

A method attributed to Robert Merton, focus groups first disseminated in applied, commercial inquiry. In recent decades, focus groups have also infiltrated academic circles, including for ... More


Group Creativity: Innovation through Collaboration

Paul B. Paulus and Bernard A. Nijstad (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195147308
eISBN:
9780199893720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147308.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Creativity often leads to the development of original ideas that are useful or influential, and maintaining creativity is crucial for the continued development of organizations in particular, and ... More


The Culture of Synthesis

Jon Kolko

in Exposing the Magic of Design: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Methods and Theory of Synthesis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199744336
eISBN:
9780199894710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744336.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures, Human-Technology Interaction

This chapter describes how a company can foster a positive culture, one that supports and encourages synthesis. After explaining the challenges of achieving this form of culture, the text describes ... More


Enhancing Ideational Creativity in Groups: Lessons from Research on Brainstorming

Paul B. Paulus and Vincent R. Brown

in Group Creativity: Innovation through Collaboration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195147308
eISBN:
9780199893720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147308.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews the various social and cognitive factors which affect the generation of ideas in groups. It focuses on ways that one can marshal the social and cognitive processes to demonstrate ... More


Cognitive Stimulation and Interference in Idea-Generating Groups

Bernard A. Nijstad, Michael Diehl, and Wolfgang Stroebe

in Group Creativity: Innovation through Collaboration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195147308
eISBN:
9780199893720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147308.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter builds on some 15 years of research on group idea generation carried out at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and Utrecht University, The Netherlands. During these years, three ... More


Electronic Brainstorming: Theory, Research, and Future Directions

Alan R. Dennis and Mike L. Williams

in Group Creativity: Innovation through Collaboration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195147308
eISBN:
9780199893720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147308.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Over the past decade, a new form of computer technology called group support systems (GSS) has emerged. With GSS, group members communicate by exchanging typed messages instead of, or in addition to, ... More


Open Innovation: Academic and Practical Perspectives on the Journey from Idea to Market

Arthur B. Markman (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199374441
eISBN:
9780190609023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374441.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Many firms want to innovate, but have a hard time overcoming their corporate culture to allow them to develop and commercialize innovative ideas. This book brings together contributions from ... More


Brainstorming

David Ehrenfeld

in Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

A number of years ago, I participated in a brainstorming session in Washington, D.C. Although not my first panel meeting, it was, nevertheless, the first that officially had been called a ... More


“Life Design”: The Omnivorous Logic of Business Innovation

Eitan Y. Wilf

in Creativity on Demand: The Dilemmas of Innovation in an Accelerated Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226606835
eISBN:
9780226607023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226607023.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the migration of norms and practices of business innovation outside the business world as a consequence of their rising prestige. It provides an in-depth analysis of ... More


Problem-Solving Therapy: Theory and Practice

Nancy P. Kropf and Sherry M. Cummings

in Evidence-Based Treatment and Practice with Older Adults: Theory, Practice, and Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190214623
eISBN:
9780190682248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214623.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Problem-solving therapy (PST) is a psychosocial intervention that teaches clients to cope with the stress of “here-and-now” problems in order to reduce negative health and mental health outcomes. In ... More


Getting the Most out of Brainstorming Groups

Paul B. Paulus, Jubilee Dickson, Runa Korde, Ravit Cohen-Meitar, and Abraham Carmeli

in Open Innovation: Academic and Practical Perspectives on the Journey from Idea to Market

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199374441
eISBN:
9780190609023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374441.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Sharing ideas in groups is often a key component of meetings of groups or teams in organizations. This process is typically not optimal because of the negative social factors that inhibit the sharing ... More


Applying the Creative Problem Solving Process to Open Innovation

Wayne Fisher

in Open Innovation: Academic and Practical Perspectives on the Journey from Idea to Market

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199374441
eISBN:
9780190609023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374441.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Group idea generation is a notoriously difficult process to carry out successfully. Creative problem solving is a proven model for driving innovation when implemented as an organization-wide business ... More


Providing Ongoing Support

Janet Allen and Christine Landaker

in Reading History: A Practical Guide to Improving Literacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195165951
eISBN:
9780197562154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195165951.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Teaching of a Specific Subject

When adults talk about reading history, most of us think of a range of history- related texts: historical fiction, periodicals, biographies, diaries, documents, reports, and documentaries. Yet, ... More


Imagination and Creativity: The School-Based Paradox

Gena R. Greher and Jesse M. Heines

in Computational Thinking in Sound: Teaching the Art and Science of Music and Technology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199826179
eISBN:
9780197563182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199826179.003.0007
Subject:
Computer Science, Audio Processing

People who are considered “creative”are generally respected and sought after in our society, both in the professional and social realms. Yet among the many paradoxes of our educational system is ... More


Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning: Two Heads Might Actually Be Better than One

Gena R. Greher and Jesse M. Heines

in Computational Thinking in Sound: Teaching the Art and Science of Music and Technology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199826179
eISBN:
9780197563182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199826179.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Audio Processing

In this interconnected, socially networked, 24/7, multidimensional, media-centric culture, your students are doing just fine creating, performing, and making things without your help. Thanks to the ... More


Understanding Student-Led Groups

Will Kuhn and Ethan Hein

in Electronic Music School: A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Musical Creativity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190076634
eISBN:
9780190076672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076634.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Moving beyond traditional education structures to build a lasting electronic music school movement requires more than charismatic teachers and compelling outcomes. It requires a generation of ... More


Identify Potential Solutions

Arnaud Chevallier

in Strategic Thinking in Complex Problem Solving

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190463908
eISBN:
9780190627447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463908.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The fifth chapter, “Identify potential solutions,” shows how to start the active search for a solution. Building on the diagnosis, it explains how to frame the solution phase, develop a solution key ... More


Tactics for Individual Productivity

Steven Kim

in Essence of Creativity: A Guide to Tackling Difficult Problems

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195060171
eISBN:
9780197560136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195060171.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction

The resolution of a difficult task often follows a series of identifiable steps. Students of creativity have often characterized the process as a four-stage phenomenon: • Preparation: Orientation ... More


Managing the Project

Steven Kim

in Essence of Creativity: A Guide to Tackling Difficult Problems

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195060171
eISBN:
9780197560136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195060171.003.0009
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction

How does one approach a large, difficult problem? By definition the solution to the problem is ill-defined, and the path to the solution is even more obscure. The poor definition of the problem ... More


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