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Open Access

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Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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Organizing and Disseminating Knowledge about Creativity: Themes in the 1999 Journal of Creative Behavior This Master’s project contains a content analysis of articles from the Journal of Creative Behavior, 1999. This effort is one piece of a larger, long-term initiative to organize and synthesize the creativity journal literature (Bowman-Jones, 1999; Donaldson, 1999; Ezrin, 1999; Carroll, 2000). To analyze and report on themes, this project continued to use the Runco and Feist, 1993 schema which contained categories created to analyze trends and themes over 25 years of the Journal of Creative Behavior. Data were collected in five domains: Structural Characteristics, Authorship Patterns, Methods, Populations, and Issues in Title and focus. Data were collected from the Journal of Creative Behavior calendar year 1999 and tabulated for comparison with data from other journal years. This project contains charts to represent various themes that appear in the journal for the year 1999 as well as compare data to 1998 calendar year. It also contains a discussion of key personal learning implications and significance of the project. A qualitative analysis of Journal of Creative Behavior for the calendar year 1999 yielded the following: •A total of 16 articles or an average of four per issue, with an average length of 17.375 per article and 36.125 references; and a predominance of male authors and single-authorships. •Data from research methods shows an equal number of empirical and non-empirical studies: eight each. •The most prevalent topic in the domain of issues in Title and Focus were Social/Environmental Influences of Creativity in four out of 20 focus areas.