Subjective and objective measurement in creativity
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Developing technologies and twenty-first century opportunities have helped build computerized scoring systems for assessments of creativity. Surely, computerized scoring is the future direction for such new creativity tests, especially since computers can address the problem of more laborious manual scoring procedures for such tests. However, quality and quantity are distinct values for creativity measurement, and many objective scoring systems do not capture this difference, thereby causing validity problems. Therefore, subjective scoring is also vital to stable creativity measurement. Through three interrelated yet distinct studies, my dissertation aimed to bring new perspectives to measurements of creativity by comparing and building upon existing objective and subjective scoring methods in creativity judgment. Hence, comparing subjective and objective scoring methods and outcomes was selected as the overarching theme for the three studies below. These comparisons critically examined existing scoring methods to determine gaps where new measurement techniques may be needed.