Using dynamic computational models to reconnect theory and research: Socialization by the proactive newcomer as example

  • Vancouver J
  • Tamanini K
  • Yoder R
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Abstract

Previous research on dynamic processes during newcomer socialization has involved longitudinal field designs and state-of-the-art analyses. However, findings from this research either contradict key conceptual issues described by prominent socialization theories or are nondiagnostic regarding these issues. In this study computational modeling was used to (1) represent the presumed underlying processes in these theories, (2) demonstrate that current research does not test these theoretical processes, and (3) suggest the designs needed to support or refute components of dynamic theories.

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  • Computational modeling
  • Control theory
  • Feedback seeking
  • Research methods
  • Socialization

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Authors

  • Jeffrey B. Vancouver

  • Kevin B. Tamanini

  • Ryan J. Yoder

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