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Titolo:
Understanding computer-mediated discussions: Positivist and interpretive analyses of group support system use
Autore:
Trauth, EM; Jessup, LM;
Indirizzi:
Northeastern Univ, Coll Business Adm, Boston, MA 02115 USA Northeastern Univ Boston MA USA 02115 Business Adm, Boston, MA 02115 USA Indiana Univ, Kelley Sch Business, Dept Accounting & Informat Syst, Bloomington, IN 47405 USA Indiana Univ Bloomington IN USA 47405 mat Syst, Bloomington, IN 47405 USA
Titolo Testata:
MIS QUARTERLY
fascicolo: 1, volume: 24, anno: 2000,
pagine: 43 - 79
SICI:
0276-7783(200003)24:1<43:UCDPAI>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
GROUP DECISION-MAKING; IDEA GENERATION; GROUP-SIZE; COMMUNICATION; ENVIRONMENT; TECHNOLOGY; ANONYMITY; FIELD;
Keywords:
anonymity; computer-mediated communication; ethnography; gender; group decision making; group decision support system; hermeneutics; information richness; interpretive methods; IS research methodologies; positivist methods; virtual group;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
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Citazioni:
91
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Trauth, EM Northeastern Univ, Coll Business Adm, 214 Hayden Hall, Boston, MA 02115 USA Northeastern Univ 214 Hayden Hall Boston MA USA 02115 02115 USA
Citazione:
E.M. Trauth e L.M. Jessup, "Understanding computer-mediated discussions: Positivist and interpretive analyses of group support system use", MIS QUART, 24(1), 2000, pp. 43-79

Abstract

This research considers whether interpretive techniques can be used to enhance our understanding of computer-mediated discussions. The case study considered in this research is the use of a group support system (GSS) to support employee discussions about gender equity in a university. Transcripts of the four discussions were analyzed using two analysis techniques: a positivist approach, which was focused on the GSS sessions themselves, and an interpretive approach which broadened the scope to include contextual considerations as well. What emerged from the positivist analysis was the conclusion of effective group behavior directed toward consensus around alternativesolution scenarios. What emerged from the interpretive analysis was evidence of multiple, rich types of information at three levels: cognitive, affective, and behavioral. The interpretive analysis also uncovered the absence of shared consciousness about the issue and imbalanced participation in thesessions. Comparison of the results of both approaches showed that, while the positivist analysis provided useful information, the interpretive analysis provided a different understanding of the same evidence and new information not found in the positivist analysis of the group discussions. This research adds to the body of knowledge concerning the effects of virtual group meetings on the type of information that is shared and the value of a combination of positivist and interpretive analyses of GSS data.

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