Document Type

Conference Proceeding


This study investigated decision making in virtual group environments. Graduate students responded to a poll question before and after a virtual group discussion intervention. Actions were employed to mitigate groupthink, including breakout rooms and anonymous responses. Students responded to poll questions during different lessons. Although there was no significant difference between pre-post-trial response choices, there was a significant difference for response times between pre-post trials. Chi-test results of mean response times show a significant relationship between question type and time. The study extends current research in two ways by comparing 1) pre-post group discussion responses and 2) pre-post response times.