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Love solving puzzles or brain teasers?

Johns Hopkins APL invites you to participate in CREATE Challenge Series 2, a fun & exciting study on reasoning!

Thinkers Wanted for CREATE Challenge Series 2!

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab is recruiting people who love to solve puzzles, logic games, and analytic problems to participate in research studies that explore crowdsourced reasoning. Over 2700 people have participated in the eight challenges of CREATE Challenge Series 1. See below to learn what participants are saying about this fun and challenging experience.

The CREATE Challenge Series 2, with exciting new problem-solving challenges, starts on June 14 and will continue until July 22. Sign-up now to contribute to groundbreaking research!

The study is perfect for highly motivated, inquisitive, open-minded individuals who are ready to solve challenging problems alone or in teams.

You can join the CREATE research study if you

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Read and write English fluently
  • Have reliable internet access and will accept cookies from the study website

Click the button below to JOIN NOW or read on to learn more.

What Participants are Saying

Here's what some of the participants are saying about the CREATE Research Study....

“I enjoy these kinds of brain teasers. I feel like they keep me sharp. I’d do these for a living if it was possible!”

“I have never been in a program that challenged my mind like this does. I thrive on this type of work. I learn how other people think/reason and it's always fulfilling when all of the answers are attained! (Hopefully correct!)”

“I like the chance to pretend I am a super-spy and to feel like my bent toward solving puzzles might actually serve some useful purpose.”

About the Study

What will we learn from CREATE?
CREATE research studies will help us learn more about how people reason when solving complex problems, and how they communicate their reasoning to other people. We are particularly interested in how teams share and evaluate possible solutions, and how they collaborate to develop a common solution.

Our findings will inform and shape the tools and processes that intelligence analysts use to develop and communicate their reasoning. Our goal is to help the Intelligence Community reason comprehensively and communicate clearly so that they can, in turn, help our policymakers and government leaders make better decisions.

Although this research is focused on helping the Intelligence Community, the same insights can also help other professionals who solve hard problems from incomplete evidence.

The CREATE research study is approved under JHMI IRB00200712. Principal Investigators: Kathleen Straub, Ph.D. and Rebecca Rhodes, Ph.D.

Who is funding this research?
The CREATE research studies are funded by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).

Still have questions?
Send any questions to info@create.jhuapl.edu

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