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Keep talking and nobody explodes: a qualitative study on nonverbal communication factors identified in a group problem-solving task

Wijk, L van (2019) Keep talking and nobody explodes: a qualitative study on nonverbal communication factors identified in a group problem-solving task.

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Abstract:The aim of this study was to discover nonverbal communication factors that are necessary for successful remote collaboration in diminished reality. A between-subjects sign was employed to find the differences between a close collaboration condition, where participants could see each other, and a remote collaboration condition, where participants could not see each other but were only able to talk with each other for communication. Participants played the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes in groups of three, where participants had to defuse a virtual bomb. Two participants handled the Bomb Defusal Manual and one participant played the bomb defuser. Communication was categorised with a coding scheme. Pointing in a manual for a fellow participant was the only code that was statistically significant (p=0,016). This means that it occurred more in the remote collaboration condition. Cross-checking neared significance but did not reach it (p=0,056). For all other codes there was no difference between the remote and close collaboration groups. This is not in line with previous literature on the topic. Possible reasons for these results are a significant difference in age between the groups and outliers in the data that may be caused by personality or age.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/78490
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