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Collaboration against crime: When is diversity beneficial?

Danielson, Molly
Abstract
This study analyzes the interaction of similarity and gender in attempt to better understand when diversity can be leveraged to improve performance. Same-gendered dyads were categorized as high similarity if they had the same major and low similarity if they had different majors. Dyads collaborated to solve a murder mystery case with performance measured by selecting the correct suspect. The preliminary results found that dissimilar male dyads outperform similar male dyads and similar female dyads outperform dissimilar female dyads.
Date
2017-11-29