ERIC Number: ED206632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Social Decision Schemes of the Same Dyads and Tetrads on Two Different Disjunctive Tasks. Educational Reports Umea, No. 24.
The purposes of this study were: (1) to test several social decision schemes to obtain plausible explanations of different group processes in solving different disjunctive tasks; and (2) to study both dyads and tetrads solving a eureka and a non-eureka disjunctive task. Social decision schemes theory assumes that a group decision is a joint function of the distribution of individual member preferences and the scheme that operates on this distribution. This study assumed that there is one distribution for solving a eureka disjunctive task and another for solving a non-eureka disjunctive task. Swedish fourth and fifth grade students were randomly assigned to different group sizes (one, two, or four). Thirty-two replications were performed for every experimental condition. The results indicated that different processes are created by different tasks. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish Council for Social Science Research, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: Umea Univ. (Sweden).
Identifiers: Small Group Communication; Social Decision Schemes; Sweden