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Title: Brainstorming Task (CAPS-BRAIN CAPS-BSTORM and CAPS-BJUDGE modules)      
dateReleased:
12-07-2007
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.29/CAPS-BRAIN
ID:
hdl:1902.29/CAPS-BRAIN
description:
Bibb Latane and John Barefoot designed this unit to assess social loafing on a creativity task. BRAIN1 and BRAIN2 stressed the quantity of ideas (replicating Harkins, et al). BRAIN3 and BRAIN4 stressed the creativity of the ideas. In BRAIN1 and BRAIN2 Rs were asked to generate as many uses as possible for 4 objects presented in pairs at 2 different sessions. 1 pair was easy (knife and shoe box), and the other difficult (doorknob and burned out light bulb). In BRAIN1 half of the Rs were given the easy ones and the other half the difficult ones. In BRAIN2 the assignments were reversed. Rs were told that they were working on one object in each session individually, the other in a group (their regular CAPS group or an anonymous one). Rs were told that quantity of their ideas would be judged. In BRAIN3 and BRAIN4, the same scenario was used, but the objects were approximately equal in difficulty (can, brick, phonebook, toothpick) and Rs were told that creativity, not quantity, was the goal. Measures of the creativity of the uses generated in BRAIN3 and BRAIN4 were obtained from another CAPS unit BRAIN_JUDGE1 and BRAIN_JUDGE2. In Brainstorm I respondents were asked to generated uses for two objects. Some subjects were given easy objects (small kitchen knife and shoe box) while others got more difficult items (detached doorknob and burned-out light bulb). Each item was given under different conditions. Some did one item under individual orientation instructions and the other with their regular group members. The remaining respondents worked on one item under individual instructions and one under anonymous group conditions. "CONDITION ASSIGNMENTS for BSTORM1 LETTER 1st INSTRUCTION 1st OBJECT 2nd INSTRUCTION 2nd OBJECT A INDIV KNIFE IDEN BOX B INDIV BOX IDEN KNIFE C IDEN KNIFE INDIV BOX D IDEN BOX INDIV KNIFE E INDIV KNIFE ANON BOX F INDIV BOX ANON KNIFE G ANON KNIFE INDIV BOX H ANON BOX INDIV KNIFE I INDIV BULB IDEN KNOB J INDIV KNOB IDEN BULB K IDEN BULB INDIV KNOB L IDEN KNOB INDIV BULB M INDIV BULB ANON KNO B N INDIV KNOB ANON BULB O ANON BULB INDIV KNOB P ANON KNOB INDIV BULB " "Brainstorm II CONDITION ASSIGNMENTS LETTER 1st INSTRUCTION 1st OBJECT 2nd INSTRUCTION 2ndOBJECT K INDIV KNIFE IDEN BOX L INDIV BOX IDEN KNIFE I IDEN KNIFE INDIV BOX J IDEN BOX INDIV KNIFE O INDIV KNIFE ANON BOX P INDIV BOX ANON KNIFE M ANON KNIFE INDIV BOX N ANON BOX INDIV KNIFE C INDIV BULB IDEN KNOB D INDIV KNOB IDEN BULB A IDEN BULB INDIV KNOB B IDEN KNOB INDIV BULB G INDIV BULB ANON KNOB H INDIV KNOB ANON BULB E ANON BULB INDIV KNOB F ANON KNOB INDIV BULB" "C. BSTORM3: This unit is like one administered in weeks 4 and 7 during the fall semester, except that the objects used are different and the instructions stressed that the uses generated for the objects should be creative. (The instructions in weeks 4 and 7 indicated that the quantity, not the quality should be considered.) The objects used in this unit were a brick and an empty beer can. Condition assignments for this unit follow: CONDITION ASSIGNMENTS LETTER 1st INSTRUCTION 1st OBJECT 2nd INSTRUCTION 2nd OBJECT A INDIV CAN IDEN BRICK B INDIV BRICK IDEN CAN C IDEN CAN INDIV BRICK D IDEN BRICK INDIV CAN E INDIV CAN ANON BRICK F INDIV BRICK ANON CAN G ANON CAN INDIV BRICK H ANON BRICK INDIV CAN I INDIV BRICK IDEN CAN J INDIV CAN IDEN BRICK K IDEN BRICK INDIV CAN L IDEN CAN INDIV BRICK M INDIV BRICK ANON CAN N INDIV CAN ANON BRICK O ANON BRICK INDIV CAN P ANON CAN ANON BRICK" "C. BSTORM4: Same instructions as BSTORM3 (see week 11), but items are different and condition assignments are reversed. The new items are a toothpick and out of date telephone directory. Condition assignments follow: CONDITION ASSIGNMENTS LETTER 1stINSTRUCTION 1stOBJECT 2ndINSTRUCTION 2ndOBJECT K INDIV TOOTHPICK IDEN PHONE BOOK L INDIV PHONE BOOK IDEN TOOTHPICK I IDEN TOOTHPICK INDIV PHONE BOOK J IDEN PHONE BOOK INDIV TOOTHPICK O INDIV TOOTHPICK ANON PHONE BOOK P IND IV PHONE BOOK ANON TOOTHPICK M ANON TOOTHPICK INDIV PHONE BOOK N ANON PHONE BOOK INDIV TOOTHPICK C INDIV PHONE BOOK IDEN TOOTHPICK D INDIV TOOTHPICK IDEN PHONE BOOK A IDEN PHONE BOOK INDIV TOOTHPICK B IDEN TOOTHPICK INDIV PHONE BOOK G INDIV PHONE BOOK ANON TOOTH PICK H INDIV TOOTHPICK ANON PHONE BOOK E ANON PHONE BOOK INDIV TOOTHPICK F ANON TOOTHPICK ANON PHONE BOOK" BJUDGE3: In this task, Rs rate the ideas of other respondents from the BSTORM3 task on a 1-10 creativity scale. Each R rates the responses of his/her real group and anon group members but does not know that this is the case. Each R rates half under a only-judge condition and half under a multiple-judge condition (thinks five other judges are making the same ratings). All Rs rate 4 bogus files as well as the real and anon group files. The scores created by this unit will be used for qualit y scores for the BSTORM3 task and will also provide data which can itself be analyzed as a loafing task (comparison of the only-judge and multiple-judge conditions). In the latter task, extremity of ratings and variance can be looked at. BJUDGE4: In this task, Rs rate the ideas of other respondents from the BSTORM3 task on a 1-10 creativity scale. Each R rates the responses of his/her real group and anon group members but does not know that this is the case. Each R rates half under a only-judge condition and half under a multiple-judge condition (thinks five other judges are making the same ratings). All Rs rate 4 bogus files as well as the real and anon group files. The scores created by this unit will be used for qualit y scores for the BSTORM4 task and will also provide data which can itself be analyzed as a loafing task (comparison of the only-judge and multiple-judge conditions). In the latter task, extremity of ratings and variance can be looked at. See codebook for additional information
description:
2009, "Brainstorming Task (CAPS-BRAIN CAPS-BSTORM and CAPS-BJUDGE modules)", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.29/CAPS-BRAIN
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997