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ERIC Number: ED074535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 10
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The Effects of Time Limit on Correctness of Decision and Member Satisfaction in Decision-Making Group Discussions.
Davey, William G.; And Others
This study examines the viability of time limit as an independent variable for investigating the decision-making process. Three major aspects of time and decision making are investigated: (1) time and accuracy of group decision, (2) time and member satisfaction with the group decision, and (3) time and perceived accuracy of group decision. A pilot study was first conducted to determine representative time limits for a specific task. The major study involved 220 undergraduates randomly assigned to 28 groups of five members each. These groups were assigned to one of four time limit conditions (short, medium, long, and none) and were asked to establish a ranking of a priority list of items recommended for survival on the moon. Each member was then asked to complete satisfaction measures following the decision. The results indicate that time limit can function as a viable independent variable in group decision making for the type of task used. (LG)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (58th, Chicago, Illinois, December 27-30, 1972)