The Serendipitous Shoemaker: Creativity and Passion in Participant Selection

James A. Bernauer


The purpose of this article is to offer a particular perspective on creativity and to relate this perspective to how a participant was selected for a qualitative study. However, it is also hoped that this perspective on creativity and participant selection can be transferred to different contexts based on this description. The difference between problem finding and problem solving is also discussed with an emphasis on trying to raise awareness of the importance of problem finding. Additionally, heuristic thinking as opposed to analogic thinking is highlighted.



creativity; participant selection; reminder slips; problem finding; problem solving; expertise

Full Text:



Copyright (c) 2013 James A. Bernauer

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.