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Title:Activity patterns of collaborative sensemaking in small discussion groups
Author(s):Zhe, Wang; An, Jiaxin; Zhang, Pengyi
Subject(s):Collaborative sensemaking
User study
Information behavior
Discussion groups
Abstract:Sensemaking could be carried out individually or collaboratively. Collaborative sensemaking is a process where a group of people seek or create a shared representation collaboratively to accomplish a shared task. We conduct content analysis on 12 sections (611 minutes of audio recordings) from 6 small discussion groups relating to 2 topics in information organization. We identified 13 types of collaborative sensemaking activities and categorized them into content-related and process-related activities. We also describe 2 typical sensemaking sequences in these discussion groups. The results may advance our understanding about the activities involved in small group sensemaking. The results may also benefit the development of systems and tools to facilitate collaborative sensemaking process.
Issue Date:2017
Citation Info:Wang, Z., An, J., & Zhang, P. (2017). Activity Patterns of Collaborative Sensemaking in Small Discussion Groups. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 498-506).
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Wang Zhe, Jiaxin An, and Pengyi Zhang
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27

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