By Topic

Studying Group Behaviors: A tutorial on text and network analysis methods

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
David A. Broniatowski ; Research affiliate at MIT and senior research scientist at SYNEXXUS, Inc. He holds a Ph.D. degree from MIT's engineering systems division ; Christopher L. Magee

Many important technical and policy decisions are made by small groups, especially by deliberative committees of technical experts. Such committees are charged with fairly combining information from multiple perspectives to reach a decision that one person could not make alone. Committees are social entities and are therefore affected by any number of mechanisms recorded in the social sciences. Our challenge is to determine which of these mechanisms are likely to be encountered in the deliberative process and to evaluate how they might impact upon decision outcomes. In particular, we examine the role of committee deliberations on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) advisory panels.

Published in:

IEEE Signal Processing Magazine  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 2 )