Research Methods for Studying Groups and Teams: A Guide to Approaches, Tools, and Technologies / Edition 1

Research Methods for Studying Groups and Teams: A Guide to Approaches, Tools, and Technologies / Edition 1

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Research Methods for Studying Groups and Teams: A Guide to Approaches, Tools, and Technologies / Edition 1

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. This collection of essays will inspire new and established researchers alike to look beyond their current methodological approaches, covering both traditional and new methods for studying groups and exploring the full range of groups in face-to-face and online settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415806329
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/14/2011
Series: Routledge Communication Series
Pages: 472
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents


Methodological Fit in Group Field Research — Amy Edmondson, Harvard University

Planning Qualitative Research on Groups — Michael Pratt & Nanjung Kim, Boston College

Measuring Group Performance in Naturalistic Settings — Eduardo Salas, University of Central Florida

Survey Methods in Online Groups — Adam Joinson, University of Bath

Studying Distributed Work Groups in the Field — Pamela Hinds, Stanford University & Catherine Cramton, George Mason University

Studying Interventions in Groups — David Seibold, UC Santa Barbara & Renee Meyers, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


Experimental Design — Patrick Laughlin, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Running Experiments — Gwen Wittenbaum, Michigan State University

Experimental Studies of Computer Groups — Tom Postmes, University of Groningen


Experimental Simulation — Franziska Tschan, University of Neuchatel

Computer Simulation Methods for Groups — James Larson, University of Illinois Chicago


The Analysis of Group Data — Deborah Kashy & Nao Hagiwara, Michigan State University

Coding Group Interaction — Renee Meyers, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee & David Seibold, University of California Santa-Barbara

Analysis of Group Interaction — Dean Hewes, University of Minnesota & Marshall Scott Poole, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Discourse Analysis — Cynthia Stohl & Linda Putnam, UC Santa Barbara

Storytelling and Narrative Analysis in Groups — Sunwolf, Santa Clara University


Studying and Measuring Individual Differences in Groups — David Harrison, Penn State University

Investigating Emotion and Affect in Groups — Janice Kelly & Eric E. Jones, Purdue University

Studying Team Cognition — Susan Mohammed, Penn State University

The Social Networks of Groups — Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University

Computer Games and Groups — Kipling Williams & James Wirth, Purdue University

Studying dynamic processes at multiple levels— Steve Kozlowski, Michigan State University

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