An exploratory study of the effects of rationale awareness in project-based group activity

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Abstract

Various kinds of collaborative systems have been developed to capture and represent individual rationales in shared group space with the firm belief that rationale sharing will benefit the group performance. Yet our understanding of the effects of rationale sharing in virtual group activities is very limited. As an initial step towards understanding the effects of rationale sharing on group processes, this study investigated the how one's awareness of the other group members' rationales affected the group processes in project-based virtual group activities. The findings suggest that one's rationale awareness promoted one's awareness of the other group members' expertise and contribution related to the group project. By organizing and managing the shared rationales in a dedicated group space, i.e., the shared rationale space, the group members' awareness of the others' contribution was supported. The results also suggest that the group developed its practice of managing the shared rationales and generating group rationales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 15th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD2011
Pages785-792
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 5 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 15th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2011 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 8 2011Jun 10 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2011 15th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2011

Other

Other2011 15th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2011
CountrySwitzerland
CityLausanne
Period6/8/116/10/11

Keywords

  • Rationale awareness
  • common ground
  • group practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

Cite this

Xiao, L. (2011). An exploratory study of the effects of rationale awareness in project-based group activity. In Proceedings of the 2011 15th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD2011 (pp. 785-792). [5960207] (Proceedings of the 2011 15th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/CSCWD.2011.5960207