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Management , 2012, DOI: 10.5923/j.mm.20120204.05
Abstract: Creativity can be taught. Creative thoughts are often the fruits of extensive efforts. Several techniques are available to nurture those kinds of thoughts, especially in the decision making process. Some techniques focus on group interactions and others focus on individual actions. Many decisions are not made by individual managers but by groups of individuals. It is more appropriate for non-programmed decisions because these decisions are complex and no single individual has all the knowledge and skills necessary to make the best decisions. Groups can make decisions using a wide variety of techniques. Brainstorming is a group creativity technique by which a group tries to find a solution for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its members. This paper divulges the prominence of brainstorming in the wake of group decision making in complex, comprehensive, competitive and corporate environment.
BRAINSTORMING: Consensus Learning in Practice  [PDF]
Dariusz Plewczynski
Statistics , 2009,
Abstract: We present here an introduction to Brainstorming approach, that was recently proposed as a consensus meta-learning technique, and used in several practical applications in bioinformatics and chemoinformatics. The consensus learning denotes heterogeneous theoretical classification method, where one trains an ensemble of machine learning algorithms using different types of input training data representations. In the second step all solutions are gathered and the consensus is build between them. Therefore no early solution, given even by a generally low performing algorithm, is not discarder until the late phase of prediction, when the final conclusion is drawn by comparing different machine learning models. This final phase, i.e. consensus learning, is trying to balance the generality of solution and the overall performance of trained model.
Brainstorming and Essay Writing in EFL Class
Salem Saleh Khalaf Ibnian
Theory and Practice in Language Studies , 2011, DOI: 10.4304/tpls.1.3.263-272
Abstract: The current study aimed at investigating the effect of using the brainstorming technique on developing first secondary grade students' essay writing skills in EFL. The study attempted to answer the following questions: 1-What are the essay writing skills needed for first secondary grade students in EFL? 2- What is the effect of using the brainstorming technique on developing first secondary grade students' essay writing skills in EFL? Tools of the study included a checklist to identify the essay writing sills needed for first secondary grade students in EFL as well as a pre- post essay writing test and its scoring scale. Results revealed the effect of using the brainstorming technique on developing first secondary grade students' essay writing skills in EFL.
The Study on Influencing Factors of Team Brainstorming Effectiveness  [cached]
Zhenguo Zhao,Jialin Hou
International Journal of Business and Management , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v5n1p181
Abstract: Brainstorming is a creative and innovative tool. As a team problem-solving tool, team brainstorming can help the team conceive a lot of creative ideas and methods. Through a review of relevant literatures, this paper summarizes the three main factors of team brainstorming effectiveness: the heterogeneity of team composition, processing mode of team social information and interactive mode of team members. In addition, a conceptual model is built to show the interaction among the three.
Traverse the landscape of the mind by walking: an exploration of a new brainstorming practice  [PDF]
Xiaofeng Wang,Daniel Graziotin,Juha Rikkil,Pekka Abrahamsson
PeerJ , 2015, DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.51v1
Abstract: Group brainstorming is a well-known idea generation technique, which plays a key role in software development processes. Despite this, the relevant literature has had little to offer in advancing our understanding of the effectiveness of group brainstorming sessions. In this paper we present a research-in-progress on brainstorming while walking, which is a practice built upon the relationship between thinking and walking. The objective is to better understand how to conduct group brainstorming effectively. We compared two brainstorming sessions, one performed during a mountain walk, the other traditionally in a room. Three preliminary findings are obtained: walking can lead to an effective idea generation session; brainstorming while walking can encourage team members to participate in and contribute to the session in an equal manner; and it can help a team to maintain sustainable mental energy. Our study opens up an avenue for future exploration of effective group brainstorming practices.
The Capture and Analysis of Critical Knowledge in Consultancy Services Delivery: A Brainstorming Approach
Human Resource Management Research , 2013, DOI: 10.5923/j.hrmr.20130301.05
Abstract: In Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), the Institute of Professional Advancement (INSPA) is established to be the platform for lecturers in offering their professional services. However, some aspects of the service delivery skills, knowledge and procedure are still unclear to the lecturers. From brainstorming sessions conducted with selected experts in UNITEN and a qualitative study of the ensuing results, we compile and capture the knowledge related to consultancy service delivery. In this paper, we discuss the process of knowledge capture using the brainstorming approach and present the results of the process.
Brainstorming 2.0: Toward collaborative tool based on social networks
MohamedChrayah,Kamal Eddine El Kadiri,Boubker Sbihi,Noura Aknin
International Journal of Advanced Computer Sciences and Applications , 2012,
Abstract: Social networks are part of Web 2.0 collaborative tools that have a major impact in enriching the sharing and communication enabling a maximum of collaboration and innovation globally between web users. It is in this context that this article is positioned to be part of a series of scientific research conducted by our research team and that mixes social networks and collaborative decision making on the net. It aims to provide a new tool open source for solving various social problems posed by users in a collaborative 2.0 based on the technique for generating ideas, brainstorming method and social networks together for the maximum possible adequate profiles to the virtual brainstorming session. A tool is run by a user called expert accompanied by a number of users called validators to drive the process of extracting ideas to the loan of various users of the net. It offers then the solution to the problem of sending a satisfaction questionnaire administered by an expert ready for the affected user to measure the level of his satisfaction and also the success of the process launched. For its implementation, we propose a unified modeling using UML language, followed by a realization using the JAVA language.
Brainstorming: Towards a tool for decision-making in the Web 2.0  [PDF]
Chrayah Mohamed,Kamal Eddine El Kadiri,Boubker Sbihi,Noura Aknin
International Journal of Computer Science Issues , 2012,
Abstract: Web 2.0 to democratize access to information by providing a platform fairly comprehensive, free, open and often gratuitous, which allows players with little technical knowledge to participate and take ownership of the new features of the web. It is in this context where this article is positioned being part of a series of scientific research conducted by our research team, which focuses on Web 2.0 and collaborative decision-making on the net. It aims to propose a new social tool that is based on the method thereby providing a brainstorming technique for generating ideas that stimulates creative collaborative thinking done by users of the web to find the maximum ideas in a minimum time with differed opinion. In this context, we will rely on the participation of users to contribute to the accumulation and sharing of information thereby creating social communities. Our tool combined the features of a blog and a social network in addition to brainstorming techniques, it will be powered by the meeting of a set of investments classified according to decisions themes to achieve the end result in the end with a blog of decisions made in these virtual meetings. For its implementation, we propose a unified modelisation using the language UML to model its various processes.
Brainstorming as a Tool for the Benchmarking For Achieving Results in the Service-Oriented-Businesses (A Online Survey: Study Approach)
R. Surya Kiran, D. Shiva Sai Kumar, D. Sateesh Kumar, V. Dilip Kumar, Vikas Kumar Singh
International Journal of Engineering Research , 2014,
Abstract: How to benchmark is the problem and this paper produces out an outline on a typical research methodology using the brainstorming technique in order to come to the effective conclusions. With the commencement of the STEP (Socio-Cultural, Technical ,Economical and Political ) reforms in the previous years , business environments are in a state of dynamic change and the change process is still continuing .There had been a tremendous acceleration from the tradition and the inward looking regime to a progressive and the outward looking regime of the policy framework. With the L.P.G. (Liberalization , Privatization and the Globalization) in almost all the sectors of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine), the roles of the different sectors are undergoing Fundamental/Conceptual changes opening up new sets for analyzing the SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat) for the business sectors .The main aim of the Six Sigma concept is to make the results were right the first time, every time. So benchmarking is to be done for the profitability and the revenue growth of the organizations . Brainstorming results could be well interpreted with the superposition matrix considering the ABC and the VED analysis as the same has been tested in the designs of the inventory control .
The Comparative Effects of Simulation Games and Brainstorming Instructional Strategies on Junior Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Social Studies in Nigeria
BA Adeyemi, YA Ajibade
African Research Review , 2011,
Abstract: The study investigated the comparative effects of simulation games and brainstorming instructional strategies on Junior Secondary School Students’ achievement in Social Studies in Nigeria. The study adopted a quasiexperimental design (3 x 2 non-randomized pre-test, post-test control group) comprising three groups made up of two experimental groups and one control. Simple random sampling was employed in selecting 240 students from six selected schools comprising two arms of JSS 2. Four instruments namely: “Social Studies Achievement Test” (SSAT), “Operational Guide for Simulation Games” (OGSG), “Operational Guide on Brainstorming” (OGB) and “Operational Guide for Teacher Exposition” (OGTE) were used with reliability coefficients of 0.84, 0.76, 0.81 and 0.78 respectively. Three research hypotheses were generated and tested. Data analysis was done using mean, standard deviation, and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). Results revealed that there was a significant main effect of the treatment on students’ achievement in Social Studies (F(2,233) = 159.321; P < 0.05). Findings also indicated that there was a significant main effect of gender on students’ achievement in Social Studies. (F(1.233) = 20.687; P < 0.05) and finally, results showed that there was significant interaction effect of treatment and gender on students’ achievement in Social Studies (F(2.233) = 17.644; P < 0.05). Based on the findings of the study, recommendations were made.
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