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12 Angry Men Case Study Nathaniel Ogden Case studies require effective group discussion and decision-making. Recently I was given a consultant’s position to assess the amount paid to citizens for jury duty. The county has allowed me to overseve part of the deliberation in a murder trial and has given me a budget of $1,200. In the case study, two different sets of data was collected: one for verbal interaction, and the other for content analysis of behavior functions. Each set of data will have their own unique graphs and diagrams. Using the data collected, each juror will be given a sum of the $1,200 dollars. How much each juror will be given will be determined by their involvement in the discussion and how rational their thinking is. Verbal Interaction Data To From J1 J2 J3 J4 J5 J6 J7 J8 J9 J10 J11 J12 Group Total/Percent J1 ----- 2 2 3 1 2 10/ 22.2% J2 ----- 1 1/ 2.2% J3 1 ----- 3 4/ 8.9% J4 ----- 4 1 5/ 11.1% J5 --- J6 --- J7 1 --- 1 2/ 2.2% J8 1 4 ----- 3 1 5 15/ 33.3% J9 --- J10 3 3 ----- 6/ 13.3% J11 --- J12 1 1 ----- 2/ 4.4% Total ------- Percent 6 ---- 13.3% 2 --- 4.4% 2 --- 4.4% 4 --- 13.3% 14 --- 31.1% 6 --- 13.3% 2 --- 4.4% 9 --- 20% 45/ 100%
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The verbal interaction analysis reveals who talks to whom, how often to each member participates orally, and whether the groups has members who dominate or who does not speak up. The information shows that Juror 8 (Henry Fonda) speaks the most. He is not necessarily trying to dominate the group, but speaks more to the group as a whole rather than towards individual members. Based on these inferences, Juror 8 emerged as the group’s leader. He took charge and start the discussion.
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The frequency and direction of participation diagram is another way to keep track of who speaks to whom. Each circle represents a group member, and the arrows represent lines of communication connecting each member to every other member. A cross mark is given on each arrow everytime the juror speaks. The arrows that point outside of the circle indicate those who are speaking to the group as a whole, not individual jurors. The diagram also shows Henry Fonda as the main leader. Not only does he speak the most, he received the most responses. Behind him is Martin Balsam (Juror 1), who also shows dominant speaking power in the group, along with E.G. Marshall (Juror 4). Both respond back to Henry Fonda the most, ensuring that he is the leader.
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