Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Amanda L. Thayer

Second Advisor

Jessica L. Wildman

Third Advisor

Meredith Carroll

Fourth Advisor

Robert A. Taylor


In this study, verbal indicators produced following the RADSM process were used to code transcript data collected from 62 three-person teams playing a cooperative bridge crew simulator. A training dataset, consisting of 88 mission transcripts, and a testing dataset, consisting of 39 mission transcripts, were created from the data. Multilevel modeling was employed to develop a linear-regression algorithm to predict/measure team task and social cohesion. The findings revealed that task cohesion perceptions are linked to the proportion of speech dedicated to information requests and instructions, whereas social cohesion perceptions are associated with the proportion of speech dedicated to amusing and humoring others. Although the regression equations did not demonstrate convergent validity, these findings provide a foundation for future iterations.

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