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The Need, Development, and Validation of the Innovation Test Instrument

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Jacob Wheadon ,

Brigham Young University, US
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Graduate student of Technology and Engineering Studies at Brigham Young University.
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Geoff A. Wright,

Brigham Young University, US
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Associate Professor of Technology and Engineering Studies at Brigham Young University.
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Richard E. West,

Brigham Young University, US
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Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University.
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Paul Skaggs

Brigham Young University, US
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Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Brigham Young University.
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Abstract

This study discusses the need, development, and validation of the Innovation Test Instrument (ITI). This article outlines how the researchers identified the content domain of the assessment and created test items. Then, it describes initial validation testing of the instrument. The findings suggest that the ITI is a good first step in creating an innovation assessment because it is more inclusive of both divergent and convergent thinking. In comparison, past innovation assessments have only assessed either divergence or convergence. The ITI still needs further validation and improvement to make strong claims about its ability to determine the effectiveness of an innovation course.
How to Cite: Wheadon, J., Wright, G. A., West, R. E., & Skaggs, P. (2017). The Need, Development, and Validation of the Innovation Test Instrument. Journal of Technology Education, 29(1), 112–135. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v29i1.a.6
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Published on 22 Sep 2017.
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