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ERIC Number: ED070114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 104
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A Descriptive Study of the Use of PROANA 5: A Computerized Technique for the Analysis of Small Group Interaction.
Murrow, Wayne
The purpose of this study was to generate descriptive statistical estimates regarding the expected proportion of occurrence of each of the PROANA 5 (Process Analysis) variables (line usage, clique group, detrimental clique group, leadership, and dominance) in small group communication. A second purpose was to determine the expected pattern of interaction when plotting interaction by two-minute intervals. The subjects (N=40, 5-man groups) were randomly selected from the student body of Bethany Nazarene College. In all but two of the variables, the proportion of occurrence met expectations and supported the PROANA 5 assumptions. The two exceptions were the balance of participation and the isolation variables. The data analysis on the two-minute interval data was not conclusive. (Author/LG)
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