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Assessing Coordination in Human Groups: Concepts and Methods

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Contribution to book (peer-reviewed)
Author Ellwart T. ,
Project Wissenstransfer bei altersheterogener Zusammenarbeit: Erfolgsfaktoren und Gestaltungsansätze
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Contribution to book (peer-reviewed)

Book Coordination in Human and Primate Groups
Editor , M. Boos M. Kolbe P. Kappeler & T. Ellwart
Publisher Springer, Heidelberg
Page(s) 119 - 135
ISBN 978-3-642-15354-9
Title of proceedings Coordination in Human and Primate Groups


This integrating chapter summarises different coordination constructs and methods for assessment in human group research. Because of the oversized number of coordination constructs, they are clustered along first-order variables of coordination, such as impersonal coordination instruments, personal coordination, tacit behaviours, team knowledge, team attitudes, and coordination as outcome. This overview is grounded in both a functional and temporal perspective of coordination and offers a pattern of orientation in the variety of coordination variables. The second part of this chapter introduces methodological streams to be found in the research for assessing group coordination in the laboratory and the field and will refer to authors of Part II in this book to give an outlook for the following chapters.