Group Norm Development over a Series of Tasks: Supplementing Task Information with Personal Experience

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/620866
Title:
Group Norm Development over a Series of Tasks: Supplementing Task Information with Personal Experience
Author:
Ervin, Jennifer
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This dissertation provides support for the expansion of traditional definitions of information, to include experiential forms of data (e.g., attitudes, opinions, and familiarity related to the task at hand) that have typically been treated as nonsubstantive and therefore were often been excluded from most of the previous research on group information sharing. This study also examines how to effectively intervene when groups develop norms that privilege or suppress then mentioning of certain types of information during decision-making discussions. In an experimental design, groups worked on a series of three fact similar not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) cases. Findings indicate that the timing of the introduction of an intervention influences its effect, and that patterns of normative information use over time are different for traditional versus more experiential types of data.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Information sharing; Intervention; Norms; Communication; Decision Making
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Communication
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Bonito, Joseph A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleGroup Norm Development over a Series of Tasks: Supplementing Task Information with Personal Experienceen_US
dc.creatorErvin, Jenniferen
dc.contributor.authorErvin, Jenniferen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation provides support for the expansion of traditional definitions of information, to include experiential forms of data (e.g., attitudes, opinions, and familiarity related to the task at hand) that have typically been treated as nonsubstantive and therefore were often been excluded from most of the previous research on group information sharing. This study also examines how to effectively intervene when groups develop norms that privilege or suppress then mentioning of certain types of information during decision-making discussions. In an experimental design, groups worked on a series of three fact similar not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) cases. Findings indicate that the timing of the introduction of an intervention influences its effect, and that patterns of normative information use over time are different for traditional versus more experiential types of data.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectInformation sharingen
dc.subjectInterventionen
dc.subjectNormsen
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunicationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorBonito, Joseph A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBonito, Joseph A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberHarwood, Jakeen
dc.contributor.committeememberSegrin, Chrisen
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