Team Collaboration in Critical Thinking: A Model, Measures, and Tools

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-02-C-0343
Agency Tracking Number: N001-0380
Amount: $597,060.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jared Freeman
 Leader, Cognitive Systems
 (202) 842-1548
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2415
Research Institution
"The Phase II research proposed here will develop a model of team collaboration in critical thinking (TC2T) that builds upon the framework proposed by Alberts, et al. (2001) and upon the research team's considerable experience studying individualsteams in command and control settings. From this model, we will develop measures of: (1) technologies that support collaboration (collaboration technology MOPs), (2) processes of collaborative critical thinking (TC2T MOPs), (3) their influence on team-wideunderstanding of goals and means that is central to command and control (C2 MOPs), and (4) mission outcomes with a focus on synchronization (MOEs).Based on this work, we will construct an assessment and visualization tool for team collaborative critical thinking that incorporates measures, and training for in collaborative critical thinking Task Force Excel, training that leverages the measures forassessing its effects. We will develop and test initial versions of these products in experiments using DDD command-and-control scenarios and, at least in some cases, participants from the military. Final implementation and fielding of these products areproposed as option tasks (for ONR).BENEFITS: The benefits of this work will accrue to warfighters, institutions that support them, and researchers. Specifically, the creation of a model and measures of Team Collaboration in Critical Thinking model will support a sustained program ofmodel-based

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