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Creative Problem Solving

Subject : soft-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 19 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Ability to Infer a Conclusion from one or multiple premises. To do so requires examining logical relationships among statements or data.






2. Analyse the environment - recognize the problem - identify the problem - make assumptions - generate alternatives - choose among alternatives - implementation - control






3. A ______ exists when people recognize they failed to meet an objective or believe they will fail






4. We locate problem at the 'center' of our focus and then gather peripheral resources to bear down on the problem






5. Generally it is defined as an example - pattern or metal map - a way of thinking - percieving or approaching work in some contex






6. The Identification of a cluster of Similar - related or reoccuring incidents through a Preliminary review of information - and the selection of this Crime/Disorder problem - among competing priorities - for future examination.






7. Used in law enforcement - Scanning - Analysis - Response - Assesment






8. Conditions that must be met for something to be judged as believeable. Must be applied to think critically.






9. Dispositions - criteria - argument - reasoning - point of view - proceddures for applying criteria






10. Logical - sequential - rational - analytical - objective - looks at parts






11. Involves self and topic analysis. ask questions to narrow down a broad topic into more specific one.






12. Control - evaluating results






13. Way one VIews the world - which shapes one's construction of meaning. In a Search for Understanding - critical thinkers wiew Phenomena from many points of view.






14. The use of Several Sources of information to determine why a problem is occurring - who is responsible - who is affected - where the problem is located - when it occurs and what form the problem takes. Analysis requires identifying patterns that expl






15. Asking questions - making judgements - identifying sssumptions






16. Identifies the problem and what causes it start by drawing a line and shorterlines will shoot from it as you think up the issues - some also call it an 'Issue tree'






17. Analyzing the environment - monitor internal and external environments constantly - look for signgs of problems or opportunities - gather lots of information






18. A Statement or Proposition with Supporting Evidence. Critical thinking involves Identify - Evaluating - and Contructing Arguments.






19. Random - intuitive - holistic - synthesizing - subjective - looks at wholes