Research Consultation Center / Creativity in Research: juggling ideas


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The Research Consultation Center is designed to provide students and faculty in the Judith Herb College of Education, The College of Social Justice and Human Service, and the College of Health Sciences with tools to aid in understanding, conducting, publishing funding and fostering creative research through links to useful web sites, articles and library guides.

“The mere formulation of a problem is far more often essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.”

Albert Einstein
Readings

Collins, H. (2010). Creative Research. AVA Publishing. [UT Libraries eBook]

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1996). Creativity : flow and the psychology of discovery and invention. New York: HarperCollins. [Available Carlson Library]

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2008). Flow: the psychology of optimal experience. New York: Harper Perennial. [Available from OLINK).

Davenport, G., et. al. (July–September 1998). Fun: A Condition of Creative Research. Visions and Views, pp 10-15. Retrieved from http://mf.media.mit.edu/pubs/journal/Fun.pdf

Deacon, S. A. (2000, March). Creativity within qualitative research on families: New ideas for old methods. The Qualitative Report [On-line serial], 4(3/4). http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR4-3/deacon.html

Mueller, J.; Melwani, S.; & Goncalo, J, (2011). The bias against creativity: why people desire but reject creative ideas. Articles and Chapters. Paper 450. http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/articles/450 

Web Resources

Azoulay, P., Gra , J, & Manso, Z. (30 December 2010). Incentives and Creativity: Evidence from the Academic Life Sciences. Retrieved from http://www.nber.org/papers/w15466

Creative Research Ideas from the British Library: http://www.bl.uk/learning/cresearch/skills/ideas1/ideas.html

Evans, D. (12 May 2010). Creative Research. Research Retreat. Retrieved from http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/currentstudents/research/detalk2010.pdf

McAlpine, C. (26 May 2011). Where do good research ideas come from? Research. Retrieved from http://www.research-live.com/features/where-do-good-research-ideas-come-from?/4005247.article

Last Updated: 3/23/15