Macrocognition in Teams: Theories and Methodologies

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Michael P. Letsky
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Social Science - 424 pages
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This work covers the theoretical constructs of macrocognition in collaborative teams, the development of collaboration tools to support macrocognitive processes during team collaboration and the development and use of collaborative testbeds and realistic problem solving scenarios for product evaluation and transition.
 

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Contents

Macrocognition in Teams
1
Empirical Model of Team Collaboration Focus
15
Shared Mental Models and Their Convergence
35
Communication as Teamlevel Cognitive Processing
51
Collaboration Training and Pattern Recognition
65
Toward a Conceptual Model of Common Ground
87
Agents as Collaborating Team Members
107
Transferring Meaning and Developing Cognitive
127
Critical Thinking in Team Decisionmaking
239
Measuring Situation Awareness through Automated
259
Converging Approaches to Automated Communications
277
Shared Lightweight Annotation TEchnology SLATE
305
JIGSAW Joint Intelligence Graphical Situation
321
A Tool to Diagnose
339
Collaborative Operational and Research Environment
351
PlugandPlay Testbed for Collaboration in the Global
365

Parsing
143
Augmenting Video to Share Situation Awareness More
165
A Computational System for Investigating
187
A Tool for Knowledge Transfer Conflict
209
Modeling Cultural and Organizational Factors
223
Naturalistic Decisionmaking Based Collaboration
385
Challenges and Opportunities
397
Index
417
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Dr Michael P Letsky is currently Program Officer for the Collaboration and Knowledge Interoperability Program at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Arlington, Virginia. He manages a research program of academic grants and innovative small business projects seeking to understand team cognition and team performance. He previously worked for the Army Research Institute of the Behavioral and Social Sciences where he developed their long range strategic research plan and also served on the Army Science Board on Highly Maneuverable Forces. Dr. Letsky's education includes a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (Northeastern University), an MBA and DBA in Operations Research (George Washington University). Norman Warner, Ph.D. is a senior scientist at the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland. His expertise is in Human Factors Engineering in the areas of automated decision support, human decision-making and team collaboration. Over the past 27 years, he has conducted research with a variety of organizations (i.e. Naval Air Systems Command, Office of Naval Research, Air Force, Army). He was awarded two patents in decision support technology and has published over 25 peer reviewed articles. Currently, his research focus is on understanding team decision-making and the cognitive mechanisms used during asynchronous, distributed team collaboration. Stephen M. Fiore, Ph.D. holds a joint appointment with the University of Central Florida s Institute for Simulation and Training and the Cognitive Sciences Program in the Department of Philosophy. He earned his Ph.D. degree (2000) in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, Learning Research and Development Center. He maintains a multidisciplinary research interest that incorporates aspects of cognitive, social, and organizational psychology in the investigation of human behavior in individuals and small groups. Dr. Fiore has co-authored a number of scientific publications in the areas of learning, memor

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