Group work and cognitive style:a discursive investigation

Priola, Vincenza, Smith, John L. and Armstrong, Steven J. (2004). Group work and cognitive style:a discursive investigation. Small group research, 35 (5), pp. 565-595.

Abstract

This article investigates the relationship between work-group members’ cognitive style (as measured by Allinson and Hayes’s Cognitive Style Index), the group’s task and setting, and the way in which group members behave in the group. Behavior of a homogeneous analytic, a homogeneous intuitive, and a heterogeneous group was observed in a mechanistic setting and analyzed using discourse analysis. This study is discussed in light of a previous study in which homogeneous analytic and homogeneous intuitive groups worked in an organic setting. These two studies use different methodologies (quantitative approach versus qualitativediscursive). The benefits of methodological eclecticism are discussed.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1046496404265143
Divisions: Aston Business School > Work & organisational psychology
Aston Business School > Work & organisational psychology research group
Aston Business School
Uncontrolled Keywords: group work,teamworkgroup processes,cognitive style,multiple paradigms
Full Text Link: http://sgr.sage ... /5/565.abstract
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Published Date: 2004-10
Authors: Priola, Vincenza
Smith, John L.
Armstrong, Steven J.

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