The intention is for this step by step approach to be

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The intention is for this step-by-step approach to be helpful but not too prescriptive. Indeed, there is reason to believe that methods which compel problem solving can be over-rigid as well as rigorous. They are often “trapped” in a mechanistic, rationalistic way of thinking. The history of scientific discovery abounds with anecdotal evidence of the great inventions and discoveries that were made on a flight of the imagination.
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