A Scattered CAT: A Critical Evaluation of the Consensual Assessment Technique for Creativity Research.

Cseh, Genevieve M. and Jeffries, Karl (2019) A Scattered CAT: A Critical Evaluation of the Consensual Assessment Technique for Creativity Research. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 13 (2). pp. 159-166. ISSN 1931-3896 (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Amabile's Consensual Assessment Technique (CAT) – taking the consensus opinions of domain experts – is considered a 'gold standard' of creativity assessment for research purposes. While several studies have identified how specific procedural choices impact on the CAT's reliability as a measure, researchers’ depth of knowledge about procedures and their effects still remains incomplete. This paper explores gaps in the research by reviewing CAT and creativity literature, and aims to explore to what extent the creativity research community needs to revisit and reflect on the CAT and solidify protocols for its implementation. The conclusion highlights the need for new debate and a program of research to clarify, evidence, and harmonize CAT methodology, while simultaneously preserving the CAT’s flexibility. This would enable the development and sophistication of the CAT, including possible new assistive technologies, to further strengthen its use within the science of creativity.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Creativity Assessment, Consensual Assessment Technique, Research Methodology, Rating Procedures, Research Protocols.
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 10:58
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2020 07:28
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17622

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