Share Paper: Assessing Two Techniques For Evaluating E-Collaboration Sessions

  1. Donald Egolf, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Wednesday, November 19 1:30-1:50 PM Royale Skybox 210

Abstract: In this paper, two classic techniques for evaluating group and team discussions were presented and assessed for their potential to evaluate e-collaboration sessions. The two techniques were Bales’ Interaction Process Analysis and Benne and Sheats’ Role Analysis. A study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of the techniques. In the study six e-collaboration groups (five members each) of upper-level undergraduate students discussed two problems in two e-collaboration sessions under different conditions. In the first condition no roles were assigned to the group members. In the second condition, two participants in each group were secretly assigned to play roles that Benne ...