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ERIC Number: ED352683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
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Communicative Influence Strategies in a Group Decision Support System Meeting.
Scott, Craig R.
Group decision support systems (GDDS) represent a technological aid for the decision-making process, combining communication, computers, and decision technologies to support problem formulation and solution in group meetings. A study examined communicative influence strategies used in a GDDS meeting. Subjects, 201 high- and low-influence persons from 28 intact groups were assessed on frequency and distribution of communicative influence strategies in a group decision support system meeting where all participants followed the same set of procedures. Among the groups were faculty/administrative departments, student clubs and organizations, and classes. Results indicated that high-influence users employed more words, strings, and acts. Additionally, high-influence individuals used more justifications and questions while low-influence members interacted with more statements and suggestions. (Three tables of data are included and 45 references are attached.) (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A