In the past two decades, there has been an increased demand for more innovative individuals and organizations. In response to this need, a number of groups have begun to teach innovation courses to improve people's innovation skills. While many of these groups report success in helping people become more innovative, there is no way to test the effectiveness of the innovation courses. This study describes the development and initial validation of an innovation test instrument. It demonstrates how the author identified the content domain of the test and created test items. Then it describes initial validation testing of the instrument. This study found that this assessment is a good first step in creating an innovation assessment that covers more of the full process of innovation than previous tests. It still needs further validation and improvement to make strong claims about its ability to determine the effectiveness of an innovation course.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Technology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wheadon, Jacob D., "Development and Initial Validation of an Innovation Assessment" (2012). All Theses and Dissertations. 3326.
innovation, assessment, validity, creativity
Technology Engineering Education (TEE)