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Interaction and Influence in Small Group Decision Making examines the current literature on the role of participation in small group outcomes. The book addresses seminal small group research and traces its legacy to current work, providing a context for the assumptions and directions of today’s leading-edge research. In addition to highlighting the contributions made during small group discussion, the book draws on work from important cognate areas including social psychology, sociology, and business, offering an interdisciplinary approach to the consideration of small group discussion.
The most outstanding feature of this book is its thorough and up-to-date presentation of research devoted to describing and explaining the process, antecedents, and outcomes of participation small group discussion. In addition, it:
Interaction and Influence in Small Group Decision Making will serve as a primary text for an advanced undergraduate course on small group communication. It will also be useful for master’s level graduate courses on small group processes. The book may also be used for sociological, social psychological, and business courses on small groups.
Section 1: Characteristics of Interaction in Small Groups
Chapter 1: Overview
Chapter 2: Coding and Analyzing Interaction in Small Groups
Chapter 3: Models of Small Group Interaction
Chapter 4: The Process of Interaction in Small Groups
Chapter 5: Interaction and Social Influence in Small groups.
Section II: Antecedents to Interaction in Small Groups
Chapter 6: Antecedents to Participation in Small Groups.
Chapter 7: Interaction in Computer-Mediated Communication
Chapter 8: Information Processing in Small Groups
Section III: Outcomes Associated with Interaction in Small Groups
Chapter 9: Task Outcomes of Small Group Participation.
Chapter 10: Interaction and Individual-level Outcomes
Chapter 11: Conclusion: What role for communication in small groups?