4.4.6 Summary of Key Points

An analogy is a comparison of two things that are essentially dissimilar but are shown through the analogy to have some similarity. Analogical reasoning is a problem solving technique that can be implemented by a group of people and an individual, as well. Drawing analogies between two unrelated fields can generate multiple solutions and ideas. Variable case studies and tips are provided for successful implementation of analogies. It’s worth trying!


After reading this component the reader should be aware of what Analogical reasoning is and its usefulness and importance for generating ideas and solving problems (creative thinking). It is a fruitful tool for generating ideas and solutions. The reader should be able to follow the implementation procedure for one of his own problems in his working (or another) environment. Variable case studies have guided the reader to accomplish the task and better understand the implementation of analogies.