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What is Evaluation Apprehension

Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration
A process loss that causes participants in verbal brainstorming to withhold ideas because they fear a negative reaction from other participants.
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Group Size Effects in Electronic Brainstorming
Alan R. Dennis (Indiana University, USA) and Michael L. Williams (Pepperdine University, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-000-4.ch051
The goal of this article is to analyze the effect of group size on idea generation in both verbal and electronic brainstorming (EBS) groups. Group size effects were analyzed by a meta-analysis of 21 previously published articles. Section one reviews how group size impacts the communication process in group idea generation. Section two and three present the methods and results of our meta-analysis. Section four is a discussion of the results and implications for future research and practice.
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