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Master of Science in Engineering Management


Department of Systems Engineering and Management

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Christopher J. West, PhD


Researchers investigating team cognition must source and review a challenging set of relevant, mature literature from a diverse array of academic disciplines. Such disciplines may include psychology, management, information science, military science, anthropology, and nursing science, etc. This thesis summarizes an effort to bibliometrically map team cognition literature using an author co-citation analysis methodology. The work began with a traditional literature review that identified key authors who were published in peer-reviewed journals. These authors were contacted and asked to provide their own listings of key researchers in the field, which were used in conjunction with the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) to construct a co-citation matrix of authors. Using factor analysis and multi-dimensional analysis techniques, visual maps were constructed that highlight the influence of specific authors, the relationships between authors, and the branching of sub-domains in the literature over time. The overall goals of the research were to provide team cognition researchers with a tool they could use to better inform their efforts, and to provide an explicit mapping of the field in terms of where it has been, and where it may be going.

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