Group Dynamics Report for Group 29
Group 29 was formed by four members in the same lab period. A fifth
member was adopted after the project had begun. Work on the project
commenced with the formation of a topic. We met and each member searched
on-line for articles, and approximately ten articles were brought
together. The group decided on one article from these ten. We chose this
article because heart disease is a wide spread health problem in our
country. In our opinion finding a suitable article did not require group
action since each individual easily found articles that could have been
After the article had been selected, meetings were held to compose the
editorial comments and find links to relate to the topic. Each member
also researched on their own time to find links relevant to the article.
Meetings were held in various locations including Memorial Union, Brady
Commons, and a few computer labs around campus. On average the group met
once a week and the meetings lasted about two hours each.
The only problem our group confronted in writing our comments
the time conflicts with group members. With five schedules to work
around, meetings sometimes had to be held late at night so all members
could attend. All members contributed ideas, which made writing the
editorial comments easier than if one person was trying to write them
Group meetings did not only pertain to the project. The group met to study
together for tests. Studying in a group was beneficial because when we
shared our thoughts and ideas we were able to remember what we learned.
It also provided us with sources to seek help.
This project has been a good experience for everyone involved.
However, we feel that in the future a group project would be more valuable
if it had a stronger correlation to what we are doing in class considering
all the time and effort involved. A positive aspect of the collaborative
semester project was that we were able to make contacts within the class
to form a study group. The project allowed us to connect ideas learned in
class to applications in the real world.