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ERIC Number: ED084578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 20
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An Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Orientation on Consensus and the Quality of Group Solutions.
Fischbach, Robert Mark
The qualities of small group communication and interaction were tested in this study, which specifically measured group consensus and the quality of group decision making. Fifty groups of five members each were used. One member of each group was trained to exhibit either high or low "orientation," knowledge of the procedures the group performed. The groups that contained an individual of "high orientation" were significantly closer to consensus than other groups. However, groups with a "high orientation" individual did not produce significantly higher quality solutions to their sample problems. Also, no decided correlation between high consensus scores and the quality of the group solutions was observed. (CH)
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