Introduction: Conversation Research ** So what does the research say about conversation?

Conversation research is simply research into how we engage in conversation and also the neuroscience of conversation. In the context of this chapter, I keep the scope broad to not only include face-to-face conversation but also online discussions such as instant messaging, email, discussion forums and the like. [Status: stub] Last updated: 8th December, 2017 Continue reading Introduction: Conversation Research ** So what does the research say about conversation?

The influence of group size on conversation * More than five people and it is not a conversation

Deciding the optimum group size for a conversation or decision making is critical in small group work. What is the optimum size? Over the years, in running my Knowledge Cafes, I have discovered through trial and error and observation that the ideal size of a group for interactive conversation is three or four people. At … Continue reading The influence of group size on conversation * More than five people and it is not a conversation

The Knowledge Café as a Research Technique * Refining a theoretical conjecture with the Knowledge Café

This is an interesting research paper by Shawren Singh, published in the April 2017 issue of  The Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods that describes how the Knowledge Café can be adapted to refine a theoretical conjecture. The Knowledge Café as a research technique Shawren Singh School of Computing University of South Africa Roodepoort, Gauteng singhs@unisa.ac.za … Continue reading The Knowledge Café as a Research Technique * Refining a theoretical conjecture with the Knowledge Café