ERIC Number: ED078452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
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Backtrack Programming: A Computer-Based Approach to Group Problem Solving.
Scott, Michael D.; Bodaken, Edward M.
Backtrack problem-solving appears to be a viable alternative to current problem-solving methodologies. It appears to have considerable heuristic potential as a conceptual and operational framework for small group communication research, as well as functional utility for the student group in the small group class or the management team in the private organization. The method's major advantages are: (1) problem-solving processes are conceptualized and operationalized as a network of interdependent components influencing all relevant outcomes, (2) it can be used efficiently in most problem-solving situations, and (3) it is concerned with more than the identification and description of task-oriented or problem-solving behaviors. (EE)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Assn. (Montreal, April 1973)