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Asked 14th Dec, 2016

How can I improve this study?

Hi everyone,
I would like to conduct a study which takes about 2 weeks to be completed. Prior the 2 weeks, Participants are introduced to the concept of ideation or  generation of ideas, then they are asked to come up with at least 10 ideas a day. These daily 10 ideas are supposed to be in one category (For example: 10 ideas about how I can be more productive today, 10 ideas about how to solve a certain problem and etc.) .
They complete tests of creativity, subjective well-being and some other tests before the completion of 2 weeks and after 2 weeks to see if coming up with 10 ideas a day makes any changes in the results of those tests. As research indicates, creativity correlates with subjective well-being *. But is it creativity to come up with 10 ideas a day?
I am asking to please reflect on my hypothesis, as I feel something is missing, or the hypothesis can not be studied.
I also would like to ask what psychological concepts do you think may correlate with creativity or idea machine?
Thank you
* Peyvastegar, M., & Dastjerdi, E. (2010). Relationship between creativity and subjective well-being. International Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 4(3), 207-213.
16th Dec, 2016
Sylvia Kristen Lee
Kieran:Patrick Consulting
I don't think merely coming up with ideas is creative - there has to be some potential, at least, to put the ideas into action.  One thing that might be worth exploring is the notion of generative questions.  If you simply ask people to come up with 10 ideas about x, that may or may not make people think deeply.  Can you find a way to ask the question that makes people "reach high for the 'um' "?  When people respond to a question with "Um", it means they are thinking, not just blurting out the obvious answers, etc. Tools like Appreciative Inquiry ask generative questions, getting people beyond the surface to deep answers.  
Bushe, G. R. (2010). Generativity and the transformational potential of appreciative inquiry. Organizational generativity: Advances in appreciative inquiry, 3, 1-13.
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