How were the people arranged in the physical environment

Assignment Help Other Subject
Reference no: EM131327600

Group Influence

This required Portfolio assignment due in Week Four will give you experience observing and interacting with people outside of the classroom. It has been designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop skills, synthesize knowledge, and integrate learning in a real world setting.  This assignment accomplishes that goal by challenging you to:

  • Observe a group discussing a topic of interest such as a focus group, a community public assembly, a department meeting at your workplace, or local support group
  • Study how the group members interact and impact one another
  • Analyze how the group behaviors and communication patterns influence social facilitation
  • Integrate your findings with evidence-based literature from journal articles, textbook, and additional scholarly sources

Purpose: To provide you with an opportunity to experience a group setting and analyze how the presence of others substantially influences the behaviors of its members through social facilitation.

Process: You will participate as a guest at an interest group meeting in your community to gather data for a qualitative research paper. Once you have located an interest group, contact stakeholders and explain the purpose of your inquiry. After you receive permission to participate, you will schedule a date to attend the meeting; at which time you will observe the members and document the following for your analysis:  

Part I

  • How were the people arranged in the physical environment (layout of room and seating arrangement)?
  • What is the composition of the group, in terms of number of people, ages, sex, ethnicity, etc.?
  • What are the group purpose, mission, and goals?
  • What is the duration of the group (short, long-term)? Explain.
  • Did the group structure its discussion around an agenda, program, rules of order, etc.?
  • Describe the structure of the group. How is the group organized?
  • Who are the primary facilitators of the group?
  • What subject or issues did the group members examine during the meeting?
  • What types of information did members exchange in their group?
  • What were the group's norms, roles, status hierarchy, or communication patterns?
  • What communication patterns illustrated if the group was unified or fragmented? Explain.
  • Did the members share a sense of identity with one another (characteristics of the group-similarities, interests, philosophy, etc.)?
  • Was there any indication that members might be vulnerable to Groupthink? Why or why not?
  • In your opinion, how did the collective group behaviors influence individual attitudes and the group's effectiveness? Provide your overall analysis.

Part II

Write a 1,200- to 1,500-word paper incorporating your analysis with evidence to substantiate your conclusion. Explain how your observations relate to research studies on norm formation, group norms, conformity, and/or social influence. Integrate your findings with literature from the textbook, peer-reviewed journal articles, and additional scholarly sources. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.  Use at least two references in your writing.

Reference no: EM131327600

Define ethical communication

Compose a 700-word response detailing the paragraphs in the boxes provided. Discuss how mobile technology is changing the practice of business communication. Define ethical co

Central concept of critical race theory

The concept of white privilege was first proposed in 1935 and has since become a central concept of critical race theory. It relates to our consideration of out-groups becau

Present a clear opinion and position on the issue presented

Write the speech for a specific target audience and with a clear goal and purpose that is evident from the content. Present a clear opinion and position on the issue presented

Quality assurance debate

Quality Assurance focuses on identifying exceptionally poor care - based upon the "Bad Apple Theory," and based upon the presumption that the best way to make sure quality w

Achieving project success is determined

Achieving project success is determined by all of the following EXCEPT: Answer creating deliverables that include all required features involving only important key stakeholde

Explain how it would relate to health care leadership

Find an article on a performance measure you feel is successful. Summarize the performance measure and explain your rationale for why you think it is successful. Explain how i

Explain language and accent discrimination issue in canada

Explain the language and accent discrimination issue in Canada. In countries such as the US and Canada, there is a discrimination on accented speakers of English from the na

How do occupational priorities vary with age

How do people view work? How do you view work? How do occupational priorities vary with age? Considering our current economic condition in this country, how do people go about


Write a Review

Free Assignment Quote

Assured A++ Grade

Get guaranteed satisfaction & time on delivery in every assignment order you paid with us! We ensure premium quality solution document along with free turntin report!

All rights reserved! Copyrights ©2019-2020 ExpertsMind IT Educational Pvt Ltd