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Crawford, C. C. ; 3832 Mount Vernon Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008

The Crawford Slip Method is a quick and efficient way to gather and organize a lot of ideas from many people. The steps are (1) writing input on uniform slips of paper, (2) sorting and classifying, and (3) consolidating the output report. Group size can reach 50 or more, the input is anonymous, and hundreds of single-phrase or single-sentence ideas, methods, answers, etc. can be obtained across a variety of disciplines involved in a problem or need. Skill in leadership, target selection, and slip processing is important.

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:PC-26 ,  Issue: 4 )