, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 197-210

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Experiment in social intelligence design

  • Jeanne CornillonAffiliated withSchool of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • , Duska RosenbergAffiliated withSchool of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London Email author 

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In this paper we present recent research into computer-mediated communication with special emphasis on the use of collaborative tools in shared task environment. In order to explain the regularities and uniformities in people’s behaviour obtained through quantitative study of interaction among groups of students engaged in structured debates, we have developed an experimental approach that enables us to measure and quantify several key aspects of computer-mediated communication in this context.