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Assessing group-level participation in fluid teams: Testing a new metric

Paletz, SBF and Schunn, CD (2011) Assessing group-level participation in fluid teams: Testing a new metric. Behavior Research Methods, 43 (2). 522 - 536. ISSN 1554-351X

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Participation is an important factor in team success. We propose a new metric of participation equality that provides an unbiased estimate across groups of different sizes and across those that change size over time. Using 11 h of transcribed utterances from informal, fluid, colocated workgroup meetings, we compared the associations of this metric with coded equality of participation and standard deviation. While coded participation and our metric had similar patterns of findings, standard deviation had a somewhat different pattern, suggesting that it might lead to incorrect assessments with fluid teams. Exploratory analyses suggest that, as compared with mixed-age/status groups, groups of younger faculty had more equal participation and that the presence of negative affect words was associated with more dominated participation. Future research can take advantage of this new metric to further theory on team processes in both face-to-face and distributed settings. © 2011 Psychonomic Society, Inc.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Paletz, SBF
Schunn, CDschunn@pitt.eduSCHUNN0000-0003-3589-297X
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Learning Research & Development Center
Date: 1 January 2011
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Behavior Research Methods
Volume: 43
Number: 2
Page Range: 522 - 536
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.3758/s13428-011-0070-3
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Psychology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1554-351X
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2014 18:10
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2019 14:55


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