Weekly Analysis#5

Weekly Analysis#5 - Seth Allison Weekly Analysis#5 Adaptive Structuration Theory I remember during my lighthearted childhood my siblings and I

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Seth Allison February 26, 2008 Weekly Analysis #5 Adaptive Structuration Theory I remember during my lighthearted childhood my siblings and I would always play a number of board games. Most of the time we would make up all the rules and depending on how old you are, would determine how many rules you could be able to input in the game. Our small group’s decision on rules was governed by our social structure – age. Just like Poole explains in his Adaptive Structuration Theory; group members are affected by social structures unlike the phase model. My family as a group didn’t fit the communication model previously accepted (the phase model) because we were on different levels; some of us were smarter than the others, some of us were able to read the real instructions, some were just more experienced and others couldn’t even talk. Our different statuses were too complicated to be reduced to a sequence of a few propositions. We followed adaptive stucturation theory better because each of us would bring different aspects to the
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course COM 200 taught by Professor Barrientos during the Spring '08 term at Pepperdine.

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