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Creative Problem Solving

Subject : soft-skills
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1. 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

2. 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'

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

4. Ability to Infer a Conclusion from one or multiple premises. To do so requires examining logical relationships among statements or data.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Control - evaluating results

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

13. 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.

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

15. 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.

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

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

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

19. Asking questions - making judgements - identifying sssumptions