Thought & Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

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Development of Problem-Solving Skills
Contents
What Is a Problem? Simplification
Anatomy of a Problem Generalization and Specialization
Stages in Problem Solving Random Search and Trial-and-Error
Incubation Rules
Insight Hints
Persistence Split-Half Method
Well-Defined and Ill-Defined Problems Brainstorming
Problem Planning and Representation Contradiction
Multiple Statements of the Goal Analogies and Metaphors
Representation of the Problem Space Consult an Expert
Write It Down Select the Best Strategy
Draw a Graph or Diagram Problem-Solving Problems
Try a Hierarchical Tree Functional Fixedness and Mental Set
Make a Matrix Misleading and Irrelevant
Manipulate Models Information
Select the Best Representation Worldview Constraints
Problem-Solving Strategies Applying the Framework
Means-Ends Analysis Chapter Summary
Working Backwards Terms to Know

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