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. ISSN 1046-4964


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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.

Keywords:group work; teamwork; group processes; cognitive style; multiple paradigms
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:08 Mar 2017 10:19

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