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ERIC Number: ED163322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-29
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of the Process of Making Choices in Groups.
Hoffman, L. Richard; And Others
This study examines the impact of one important task characteristic for the process by which groups solve problems. The principal comparison is between a generative problem and a choice task, and whether or not the differences between these types of tasks affect the group's methods for arriving at a decision. Two types of analysis are conducted of the process by which 43 groups solve a hypothetical personnel selection problem. The results show a disparity between the manifest and implicit choice processes, with the latter determining the decisions. Implications are discussed for the relationship between manifest and implicit processes. (Author/KA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Psychological Association (49th, Washington, D.C., March 29-April 1, 1978)