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Computational Methods to Examine Team Communication

When and How to Change the Conversation


Part of the Computational Social Sciences book series (CSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Sara McComb, Deanna Kennedy
    Pages 1-16
  3. Sara McComb, Deanna Kennedy
    Pages 17-40
  4. Sara McComb, Deanna Kennedy
    Pages 41-55
  5. Sara McComb, Deanna Kennedy
    Pages 57-78
  6. Sara McComb, Deanna Kennedy
    Pages 79-104
  7. Sara McComb, Deanna Kennedy
    Pages 105-129
  8. Sara McComb, Deanna Kennedy
    Pages 131-160
  9. Sara McComb, Deanna Kennedy
    Pages 161-175
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 177-196

About this book


The primary focus of this book is an examination of longitudinal team communication and its impact on team performance.  This theoretically-grounded, holistic examination of team communication includes cross-condition comparisons of team (i.e., distributed/in person, unrestricted/time pressured, two performance episodes) and employs multiple quantitative methodological approaches to examine the phenomena of interest.

This book simultaneously provides practical content for researchers and practitioners in the social sciences and humanities. Included are step-by-step instructions for the methodologies employed, and distillations of findings via Managerial Minutes that highlight best practices and/or examples to help enhance team communication in practice.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Nursing and School of Industrial EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.School of BusinessUniversity of Washington BothellBothellUSA

About the authors

Sara McComb is a Professor at Purdue University with a joint appointment in Nursing and Industrial Engineering.  She has over 20 years experience studying team communication and cognition; has garnered over $2.7M in external funding from agencies including the National Science Foundation and Office of Naval Research; and published in top journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Factors and the Journal of Advanced Nursing. Her research focuses on understanding how communication and cognition impact team processes and performance.

Deanna M. Kennedy is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington Bothell in the School of Business. Her research addresses the application of project management through the study of team interactions and showcases a variety of methodological approaches in the team researcher toolkit. Her work has been funded by the Army Research Office and NASA and published in such journals as Journal of Applied Psychology, European Journal of Operational Research, and Decision Sciences.

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