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EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS FOR RESEARCH ON SMALL GROUPS

The Five Ps

Patrick R. Laughlin

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA–CHAMPAIGN

As richly attested in the chapters of this book, small groups are studied in many disciplines, including anthropology, behavioral accounting, behavioral economics, communications, management, media studies, organizational behavior, political science, social psychology, social work, and sociology, and by many methods, including laboratory experiments, surveys, participant and external observation, discourse analysis, archival research, and increasingly in our technologically integrated world, by the vast resources of the World Wide Web and the internet.

This chapter considers illustrative experimental designs for laboratory ...

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