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Inquiry & Analysis/Judging tool
Inquiry & Analysis
Inquiry is a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments.
Analysis is the process of breaking complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them (Association of American Colleges and Universities, n.d.).
Employers value employees who have skills of observing, inferring, predicting, classifying, and communicating to enhance their problem solving abilities and then be able to analyze the information by preparing the data, describing the data, and testing the hypothesis and model.
In this section you will find resources for systematically collecting and analyzing evidence to explore issues in an effort to make informed conclusions and judgments.
Source: Association of American Colleges and Universities. (n.d.) VALUE: Valid assessment of learning in undergraduate education. Retrieved from http://www.aacu.org/VALUE/rubrics/
Appreciative Inquiry: Solving problems by looking at what's going right
To apply Appreciative Inquiry to a problem solving situation, it's important to focus on positives. A positive energy approach helps you build on your strengths, just as conventional problem-solving can help you manage or eliminate your weaknesses. Appreciative Inquiry is often explained using the four Ds: Discovery, Dream, Design and Deliver/Destiny.
Identifying Solutions - Powerful Problem Solving
You have identified the problem and understood its root causes. Congratulations!
Next, you need to identify solutions. Here too you can leverage logic trees but you’ll want to build a “how” tree.
Implementing Solutions - Towards Solving the Problem
This page concludes our problem solving series with a brief overview of the final stages of the problem solving framework.
Skills You Need: Problem Solving
Discusses strategies for problem solving and the two features all problems have in common: goals and barriers.
Journal Articles & eBooks
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