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Entrepreneurship 225: Problem Solving Methods

Get great resources and support for your ENTR 225 class!

Getting Started

You have been asked to research problem solving methods. As a group, you must decide which method is best. Either adopt a method developed by someone else or propose a hybrid or alternative method. (Make sure you give proper credit to other creators and writers!)

Try these sources to get some background information before you start.

As you read, make a list of method names, people, and industry terms that you can use to conduct your research.

We are here to help!

If you need help at any point during this process, stop by the library!

Our staff will be happy to assist you with idea generation and searching.

Digging Deeper

Now that you know the basics, try using these databases to get more information.


Search Tips!

Try a subject search: Use the Advanced Search option to search for your term as a Subject Heading or Subject Term. 

Use phrase searching: Make sure you group exact phrases with quotation marks, e.g. "problem solving."

Be specific: Use the name a method in conjunction with the term "problem solving," e.g. PDCA, OUDA, "applied problem solving," and "problem solving diagnosis."

Refer to these tutorials if you need a refresher on database searching.

Going Further

We have some additional resources in the library to help with your research. Check out these books:

Pull It All Together

Okay, now that you have done all of your research, decide on the model you think is most effective. Don't forget that you can adapt a model, create a hybrid, or start something completely new. Just remember to support your model with good, solid evidence! You want to be credible and persuasive as you present your model to the rest of the class.

Here are some free tools you can use to create a visually pleasing graphic to represent your model.