Accession Number:

ADA043062

Title:

Decision Process Models of Peer Nominations.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

DUKE UNIV DURHAM N C GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

The objective of this research project is to develop an information processing theory of the judgemental process individuals engage in, while rating their peers. The complete research paradigm is described in Lewin and Zwany 1976. The approach taken was to utilize protocol tracing methods to construct decision process models of how individuals rate their peers for seven widely used sociometric questions 1 Who would you go to for help on a tough problem 2 Who is pulling most for the group 3 Who was best at handling people 4 Who has the most ability to think critically and analytically 5 With whom can you work best 6 Who shows the greatest independence of thought and 7 Who shows the best overall leadership qualities. The protocols revealed that individuals evaluated their peers along five primary behavior categories - 1 mutual influence, 2 categorizing-summarizing, 3 having a comprehensive view, 4 giving direction, and 5 listening. The detailed protocols were then used to develop a scoring method of videotaped group interactions which included content scoring of the verbal interactions and the non-verbal behavior i.e. head nodding, eye contact, openness, etc..

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE