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  1. Define group discussion.
    Interpersonal communication involving three or more people with a common purpose; the meeting of three or more people to solve a common problem, arrive at a decision, or answer a question of mutual interest.
  2. Describe the main purpose of any group discussion.
    • Solve a common problem
    • Arrive at a decision
    • Answer a question of mutual interest.
  3. Name two ways to classify group discussions.
    • 1. Purpose
    • 2. Audience
  4. Name five forms of discussion groups.
    • 1. Committee
    • 2. Table Discussion
    • 3. Panel
    • 4. Symposium
    • 5. Panel-forum or symposium-forum
  5. Name three personal goals that may interfere with a productive group discussion.
    • 1. Leadership
    • 2. Need for acceptance
    • 3. Group cohesiveness
  6. Define clique.
    A separate, tightly knit group within a larger group.
  7. Name six factors that affect group discussions.
    • 1. Size of the group
    • 2. Cliques within a group
    • 3. Personal goals of members
    • 4. Physical environments
    • 5. Seating arrangements
    • 6. Time for discussions
  8. Define cohesiveness.
    A uniting or sticking together; group spirit; morale.
  9. Name two important aspects of group behavior.
    • 1. The relationship between the group task and group maintenance.
    • 2. Life cycle of groups.
  10. Define task messages.
    Communication designed primarily to help a group achieve goals or complete tasks.
  11. Define maintenance messages.
    Communication designed to create a positive climate by keeping relationships in a group harmonious.
  12. Name the four stages in the life cycle of discussion groups.
    • 1. Forming
    • 2. Storming
    • 3. Norming
    • 4. Performing
  13. Name five parts to preparing to participate in a group.
    • 1. Choose a topic
    • 2. Decide what type of question to discuss
    • 3. Word the question carefully
    • 4. Prepare the outline
    • 5. Research the topic
  14. Name the three types of questions a group might discuss.
    • 1. Questions of fact.
    • 2. Questions of value.
    • 3. Questions of policy.
  15. As soon as a question is chosen, someone needs to narrow it down by wording it in ________, _____________, and ____________ language.
    clear, concise, and unbiased
  16. In wording a discussion question, the most important thing to remember is that it should ____   ____________  _____  ___  _______________.
    be worded as a question
  17. Define syntality.
    The personality of a group as a whole.
  18. Name two types of leadership roles.
    • 1. appointed leader
    • 2. emergent leader
  19. Name five parts to handling conflict in groups.
    • 1. Identify the warrants of the opposition.
    • 2. Explain the warrants of your position.
    • 3. Respect your opponents interests.
    • 4. Work for a reasonable solution
    • 5. maintain dialogue.
  20. Name four outcomes of discussion.
    • 1. consensus
    • 2. compromise
    • 3. majority vote
    • 4. false consensus
  21. Name two alternatives to group discussion.
    • 1. Brainstorming
    • 2. Nominal technique.
  22. Define nominal technique.
    A form of decision making sometimes substituted for group discussion that involves listing, discussing, voting, and ranking of possible solutions.

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