The Serendipitous Shoemaker: Creativity and Passion in Participant Selection

  • James A. Bernauer Robert Morris University
Keywords: creativity, participant selection, reminder slips, problem finding, problem solving, expertise


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.



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Author Biography

James A. Bernauer, Robert Morris University

James BERNAUER is an Associate Professor.

How to Cite
Bernauer, J. A. (2013). The Serendipitous Shoemaker: Creativity and Passion in Participant Selection. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 14(3).
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