Social Comments and Online Problem-Solving Groups

Social Comments and Online Problem-Solving Groups

Deana L. Molinari (Washington State University Intercollegiate College of Nursing, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch246
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Abstract

The study of face-to-face (F2F) group problem solving began during World War II. Scholars in business, psychology, education, and psychiatry have tried to understand group process (Bales & Strodtbeck, 1951; Gersick, 1988; Poole, 1983). Scholars attempted to identify those characteristics and processes that could be facilitated for optimal performance. Research findings influenced how groups operate today. As groups migrate to the Internet, a similar body of knowledge is needed.

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