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Collaborative Analysis Writing Assignments


Collaborative Assignment Guidelines

Objectives

  • To understand group and social psychological processes.
  • To identify and work through communication difficulties/problems.
  • To prepare four collaborative analyses, [collaborative analysis I, II, III, & IV].
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Collaborative Analyses Overview

Teams must devise a collaborative plan and complete four collaborative writing assignments. Integrate individual writing skills to form a collaborative analysis over a fifteen-week period. It is expected that the combination of individual and team writing experiences helps students learn to subdivide large tasks, synthesize different perspectives, and improve individual writing skills enabling them to form their fourth collaborative analysis (IV).

Collaborative Analyses Readings and Assignments

    1. Collaborative Analysis I In-Groups Out-Groups Checklist I
    2. Collaborative Analysis II Social Loafing Checklist II
    3. Collaborative Analysis III Superordinate Goals Checklist III
    4. Collaborative Anslysis IV Final Overview   Checklist IV
    5. Final Collaborative PPT   Checklist

Each collaborative analysis should follow the format listed below. Collaborative analyses I-III should be no more than 8 pages. Collaborative analysis IV should be no more than 15 pages.

Title Page

Use APA style.

Team Identification

List teammate names and group identity information (e.g., team name, motto, etc.). Include this in 1st and 4th collaborative analyses only.

Purpose

State the teams purpose for writing each collaborative analysis. The purpose correlates with the teams developmental stage.

Problems Encountered by Team

Describe briefly what problems you have encountered (what went wrong, not worked or is undone). Describe this process in a table format.
Explain how or when you plan to solve these problems (e.g., how you're going to get back on schedule).

Problems/
Team Dysfunctions

Dates
Resolution(s)
     
     
     

Team Evolution / Group Processes

Include sections on Tuckman's stages of team development, & Who to Whom Charts.

References

Include references in APA style.