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Research Methods for Studying Groups and Teams by Marshall Scott Poole, Andrea Hollingshead

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GROUP RESEARCH USING HIGH-FIDELITY EXPERIMENTALSIMULATIONS

Franziska Tschan and Norbert K. Semmer

UNIVERSITY OF NEUCHÂTEL, SWITZERLAND AND UNIVERSITY OF BERN, SWITZERLAND

Sabina Hunziker and Stephan U. Marsch

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF BASEL, SWITZERLAND

The Group Researcher's Dream

As a young group researcher interested in small group productivity, the first author daydreamed about the “paradise for a small group researcher,” most often while waiting for undergraduate student participants who did not show up for her laboratory experiments. She imagined a close to real-life situation with a number of characteristics: competent and highly motivated participants; a research-friendly room (not too noisy, so that communication could be recorded; well ...

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