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Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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This Master’s project contains an analysis of articles from the Journal of Creative Behavior, 2002. This was the final chapter in a five-year initiative previously analyzed by Bowman-Jones (1999); Moynihan (2001); Noetzel/Schlau (2003); and Carr (2003) for the Journal of Creative Behavior 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 respectively. Established schema supplied by Feist and Runco (1993) was the structure for data analysis. Data were collected across five domains: Structural Characteristics; Authorship Patterns; Research Methods; Populations Studied; and Issues in Title and Focus. Data were then examined within the journal. An analysis was then conducted across four years of the journal while the Journal of Creative Behavior 2000 was excluded since it was unavailable for review. In addition to the reports on the data analysis, this project contains figures and tables illustrating the findings, project history and significance, rationale and guiding questions and methods and procedures. Key learnings and recommendations conclude the project. The appendices include coding criteria, concept paper, CBIR annotations, article worksheets and raw data as well as a copy of the Feist and Runco article. Findings from the qualitative analysis of the Journal of Creative Behavior for the calendar year 2002 are listed below: • The total number of articles (16) per year of the JCB was the same throughout all four years of the JCB studied. Of those 16 articles for the JCB 2002, 14 were empirical while only 2 were non-empirical. • The number of female authors was one more than the number of male authors for the JCB 2002 which was quite an increase in female authors from the previous years of the JCB studied in which there were always more male authors. • University students were the most studied population for the JCB 2002 as well as across all four years studied of the JCB. • Longitudinal studies were missing across all four years of the JCB studied while laboratory studies, field studies, archival studies, and meta-analytic studies were rarely used. • The most popular issues addressed by the JCB 2002 were personality and creative behavior. • Ten categories were never studied during any of the four years of the JCB reviewed, including developmental processes, emotion, freewill/will, humor, intelligence and creativity, intuition-thought processes, intuition-nature and role, neurobiological.