Thursday, November 28, 2013

Team Shared Cognition Constructs - New Publication

Final approval for publishing my recent article, titled: "Team Shared Cognitive Constructs: A Meta-Analysis Exploring the Effects of Shared Cognitive Constructs on Team Performance" has just been received.
This has been a long process, from conference proceedings introducing meta-analysis techniques, to enduring the peer review process for, ultimately, final approval to publish. 
This article will be published by the flagship publication of the International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI)Performance Improvement Quarterly (PIQ). The reference/bibliographical information is provided below (no volume, issue, or page numbers provided at this time):
Turner, J. R., Chen, Q., & Danks, S. (2014). Team shared cognitive constructs: A meta-analysis exploring the effects of shared cognitive constructs on team performance. Performance Improvement Quarterly. Manuscript submitted for publication.
These new emerging shared cognition constructs are beginning to be identified as being critical to the success of team and small group performance and problem solving efforts. More study is needed in these areas which was identified in the article.
In a previous post I presented the conference proceedings introducing the meta-analysis techniques used.
This post also introduced the presentation slides that were used during the conference:
The original presentation was designed for two purposes: 1) to introduce the emerging constructs of team shared cognition, and 2) to present the steps required to conduct a comparative meta-analysis study. In summary, the team shared cognition constructs that were prepared are provided in the table below, titled 'Shared Cognitive Constructs'.

In conclusion, the results from the meta-analysis are provided in the slide below, titled 'Conclusion'.

As identified in the manuscript the sample size for this meta-analysis was small.  Having a small sample size prevented the possibility of making any type of inference(s) from the results. However, the main purpose of this study was to 1) identify the different constructs that were currently being studied in various disciplines, and 2) to run a comparison of these constructs to shed some light on which constructs resulted in better performance outcomes. With these shared cognition constructs being emerging constructs, meaning that they are new developing constructs, there is not a lot of research available to begin with. Thus, a secondary purpose of this research study was to call to researchers to contribute further to the research of these emerging constructs - beginning with those that were identified in this meta-analysis as being potentially better predictors of performance: information sharing, cognitive consensus, and shared metal memory.

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