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

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STUDYING GLOBAL WORK GROUPSIN THE FIELD

Pamela J. Hinds

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Catherine Durnell Cramton

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

Together and separately, we have been studying geographically and globally distributed work teams for over a decade. Fortunately, our work (and the work of others) has evolved considerably over that time and we enthusiastically share in this chapter some of the methodological insights we have had and experimentation that we have tried along the Selecting the research team for these way. Our focus in this chapter is on qualitative field research in real organizations. We are not talking about studies using quantitative methods (which open up a whole different set of issues), nor about laboratory experiments or studies ...

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