Research Methods for Studying Groups: A Guide to Approaches, Tools, and Technologies [NOOK Book]

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This volume provides an overview of the methodological issues and challenges inherent in the study of small groups from the perspective of seasoned researchers in communication, psychology and other fields in the behavioral and social sciences. It summarizes the current state of group methods in a format that is readable, insightful, and useful for both new and experienced group researchers.

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Research Methods for Studying Groups: A Guide to Approaches, Tools, and Technologies

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Overview

This volume provides an overview of the methodological issues and challenges inherent in the study of small groups from the perspective of seasoned researchers in communication, psychology and other fields in the behavioral and social sciences. It summarizes the current state of group methods in a format that is readable, insightful, and useful for both new and experienced group researchers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136650437
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Series: Routledge Communication Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 472
  • File size: 4 MB

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Andrea B. Hollingshead is Professor of Communication in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. She has joint appointments in the Marshall School of Business and the Department of Psychology and is co-director of the Annenberg Program for Online Communities Research Initiative.  Professor Hollingshead's research concerns the factors and processes that lead to effective and ineffective knowledge sharing in work groups. Her research also addresses how groups collaborate, and create community using communication technologies.

Marshall Scott Poole is a Professor in the Department of Communication and Director of the Institute for Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is the author or editor of ten books and over 150 articles and chapters. His current research foci include team behavior in massive multiplayer online games, the use of information technology in emergency response, and integrating theories of small groups and social networks in the explanation of large, dynamically changing groups and intergroup networks.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Planning and Design Part 2: Experiments Part 3: Simulation Part 4: Analysis Part 5: New Challenges

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